Saturday, September 17, 2016

What fuels your creative juices?

I don't know about you, but I definitely have things that spur my creativity when I'm not funked up. It's honestly a bit of an odd mix, considering some of the sources. Let's dive in!

Knit/jewelry porn

       This can appear anywhere at anytime (especially in stores...) and inevitably makes me (or mom for jewelry.) want to immediately stop and feel it up, examine how it's made, take pictures or measurements, and the like to be able to recreate whatever caught our eye at home. Best examples of knit porn? Tom Selleck's sweater in Blue Bloods (Biggest reason I like it.) and Billy the Kids' sweater in Expendables 2.

       Every time I see this, I'm lusting after it. Not because it's on a good looking older actor (though that certainly doesn't hurt a bit.), but because holy balls,  it looks damn comfortable, pretty damn well constructed, and the cables. Holy fuck, the cables. Yes, I have a thing for cables. If it has fairly interesting cable work, there's a damn good chance I'm going to want to knit it. 

       This sweater (and his cowl) completely made this movie for me the first time I saw it in the theater. Not because it was on Liam Hemsworth (certainly doesn't hurt, again.), but again because it looks comfy, and I'm a sucker for most things cowl necked, even if they wouldn't look good on my current body type. Thank god I'm working on at least part of that, though.

'I'm cold and achy at work'

       This is also known here as 'Mom's arthritis hates winter and the a/c at her job'. It's especially bad in her hands and neck, hence why she's got a ton of scarves, and is getting more arm/hand warmers. Also why I don't have as many knits for myself outside of the odd store bought or cowl that she does want.

I need something to knit while browsing blogs or Reddit/Watch TV/I'm a passenger in a car

       I really do knit while doing things that don't need the use of my hands. It's usually something fairly simple if I'm on the computer, navigating somewhere with mom,  or watching an interesting TV show. Semi uninteresting TV show, Going somewhere we've been enough times before to know the way (like Mom's cancer follow ups, or in Mechanicsburg for something computer or payment related) gets something a little more complicated. Now, if it's something more complicated, then I'll switch to music or a horror narration like Lazy Masquerade, Corpse Husband, or Be. Busta  on Youtube.

       What gets your creativity going? Let us know down in the comments! I'd love to hear about it.

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