Heritage Test Knitting and Elusive Creative Genius

//Heritage Test Knitting and Elusive Creative Genius

Heritage Test Knitting and Elusive Creative Genius


Happy Friday!

This week I listened to one of the old TED’s talks by Elizabeth Gilbert, where she touches upon ups and downs that anyone who lives a creative life goes through in one way or another. I listened to this monologue before, but I like to come back to it every time I feel like I need encouragement and reassurance to keep going in the creative part of my life. In this wonderful and touching speech that I really recommend listening to if you haven’t already, Elizabeth talks about her own creative process and so-called “elusive creative genius” that might be responsible for our creative endeavors. I think it is such a refreshing and inspiring speech that can be applied to any aspect of our lives whenever you feel stuck and need a good push to just keep swimming! It is a great way to start a weekend 🙂

As for my own creativity progress this week, I am happy to say that my wonderful test knitters, Ioana and Sandra, are 90% done with their Heritage sweaters and it means that it will be published very soon!! It will be my first contribution to Moeke 2017, I am really grateful for all the amazing comments I received about it and I hope you will like it once it is 100% done. Three more patterns I am working on (oh, I will definitely need my Elusive Creative Genius to show up for his part of a job!!) will be published in August/September as a part of MY Make Along 2017.

Heritage Sweater Pattern. Moeke Yarns.

I hope you had a great week and excited for the weekend! See you on Monday!


By | 2017-04-14T06:42:57+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Knitting|12 Comments


  1. Andrea @ This Knitted Life April 14, 2017 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    I love ElIzabeth Gilbert! I want to Eat Prao Live myself around the globe with knitting needles. Take that, Elusive Creative Genius.

    • Alina April 17, 2017 at 12:49 pm - Reply

      I know! She is so great and inspiring!

  2. Christine April 15, 2017 at 3:42 am - Reply

    I love the look of that sweater…looking forward to seeing the pattern.

    • Alina April 17, 2017 at 12:50 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Christine!! I can’t wait to share it!

  3. Susanne April 15, 2017 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    I just listened to that Ted Talk – it really is inspiring and motivating! And I love thinking that way about the creative process … that it is some kind of unexplainable, magical thing, that just creeps up on you when you least expect it. You can never force it. The Heritage sweater looks very beautiful, by the way! And that is good to hear that you have a few patterns in progress – I can’t wait to see what they turn out to be!

    • Alina April 17, 2017 at 12:55 pm - Reply

      “You can never force it” – so true!!! That’s why it is hard sometimes to work creatively with very strict deadlines – I definitely need time and space to come up with ideas! Thank you so much for your kind words – I am glad you liked the talk!

  4. Lisa April 16, 2017 at 10:23 am - Reply

    What an interesting theory. I definitely can see how that can be applied to life – I know I am always finding little sparks of creativity here and there.

    Can’t wait to see your sweater complete!

    • Alina April 17, 2017 at 12:58 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Lisa! As a very creative person, I am sure you’ve been dealing with elusive creative genius quiet a lot 🙂

  5. Melissa April 17, 2017 at 7:52 am - Reply

    Oh my, those photos! I think I will have these open on my desktop for a good while to admire them! Such texture and neutral colors. Lovely!

    • Alina April 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm - Reply

      Oh, thank you so much, dear Melissa! I am so grateful to Ioana and Sandra for taking time to post such beautiful photos!

  6. Julie April 17, 2017 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    I so adore Elizabeth Gilbert,she is so down to earth. I love Big Magic, have you read it? it’s also an excellent audio book- she reads it so well, it feels like a pep talk from a close friend.

    • Alina April 17, 2017 at 1:07 pm - Reply

      “Big Magic” is on my list! I love how humble and hardworking Elizabeth is, a big big inspiration!

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