Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan

creativeI’ve been thinking a lot about creativity lately.  It might be the super fun adult coloring books that all the cool kids are doing right now, but it makes me think, “when’s the last time you did something truly creative?”  “When’s the last time you thought waaaay outside the box or just daydreamed about what you would like to see happen?”

I was at a presentation a couple of months back and the presenter made the statement

Planning requires Imagination.

Whoa.  Planning is all black and white, and dare I say, boring?  It’s “you must do this and you must do that.”  Or is it?

Because planning feels better than flying by the seat of my pants and feeling like you’re always chasing your tail.  So I am planning on letting my creativity out of the box this year.  I’m going to read more of what make me happy (not just what the book club is reading).  I’m going to play with color – coloring with the kids in their more grown up coloring books, coloring while I’m on the phone, playing in color with my knitting.  I’m going to make an effort to get back to knitting with my Thursday night knitting group.  It’s the group that is the most comfortable for me.  I’m going to be more intentional about playing with creativity.

And… I’m planning on knitting a scarf or a shawl every month.  I’ve created a bundle on my Ravelry Favorites called Italy.  Because, well, I’m going to Italy in November and I might just need a new wardrobe of scarves to wear when I travel.

I’m also planning on having a bit of fun with the blog.  Lily has agreed to help author a section called “Ask the Wee Ones.”  Readers could ask questions of a knitting 9 year old and a non-knitting 11 year old.  I think it could be interesting.  I’m debating about starting a group on Ravelry for the blog so that all the questions are in one spot, we can do Knit-a-longs together or just talk about general chit chatty stuff.  Your thoughts?

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