Don’t get me wrong, I love knitting and everything about it. It keeps my hands busy and my mind still. For me, knitting is meditation.
It just takes forever, and every once in a while (okay, almost every week) I just need something fast.
Sometimes, I just need to start and finish a project in an hour or two. Sometimes, I need splashes of vibrant color. Sometimes, I need to see something take shape RIGHT NOW.
My quaint little-ish town has a paint-your-own ceramics studio. For a small shop fee plus the price of the piece, I can sit down in my own little corner of the world and create.
When I’m done, I leave my piece with the shop, and they throw it in the kiln for me. I continue to be amazed at the difference the kiln makes.
Getting things back always feels just a little bit like Christmas.