A quilty friend of mine used to lead many mystery quilts for one of my guilds years ago and it was always a whole lot of fun.
This week I am trying a new mystery for me....a knitting mystery.
The pattern is called The Impromptu Shawl.
It starts out with four balls of lovely yarn...
There are some nice fibres here...merino, alpaca, and the grey one is 50% Yak!
With the pattern is a deck of cards. Each suit...hearts, diamonds, spades, clubs....represents one of the balls of yarn. The numbers on the cards denotes which pattern of knitting to follow.
After doing the first bit of the pattern, I drew my first card from the deck...
The jack of diamonds tells me to use the multi-coloured ball and which pattern to follow.
I can tell already that I'm going to love the process of knitting this shawl. I really feel like sitting and knitting all day today!
I also did a bit of applique on my Animal Album quilt. I really don't want this one to fall by the wayside. I've put it on my list of quilts that I'd like to complete in time for our quilt show in 2021, so hopefully this will keep me at it.
I had a visit with a friend this week and she was talking about how there are two kinds of crafters...Process and Projects.
Projects....The crafter who creates because of a need of the completed craft...such as making a quilt for a wedding gift or a new grandbaby.
Process....Those of us who create for the love of the "doing". I've known for a long time that this is who I am. I love the journey of the project...the getting there is an added bonus.
I will love the journey of the Impromptu Shawl....I hope I enjoy wearing it in the end, lol...who knows.
And, of course, I love the journey of hand-stitching. I know most of us who do needlework are in the same category as me.
Looking back, I can only think of a couple of people in my life that made quilts only when the need arose...not just for the sake of the making. For me, I do it for the enjoyment....and I know from experience that each quilt, etc., will one day speak to who it is for.
This has happened to me as recently as last month when I gifted a quilt to a person in my life who was obviously who the quilt was intended.
I hope you will comment on which kind of creator you are...but I have an inkling that I already know what most of the answers will be.
I am linking up with Kathy today for Slow Sunday Stitching...where I'm sure we'll see many others who are in it to enjoy the journey.