A few years, I decided to learn how to knit in addition to crocheting. It took me a little time, but finally able to learn the knit and purl stitch along with casting on and binding off to knit my first scarf. I have made three or four scarves, one as circular wrap and three hats. Now I am able to knit a few pieces of accessories including a couple of PDA covers, a bag, and belt. I even knitted a small version of a sweater to see if I could craft an article of clothing, and will one day finally knit my first sweater. A month ago, I decided to add on to the fiber arts by teaching myself how to sew as a necessity because I need to new clothes and do not have the financial wherewithal to afford the warbrobe I desire.
I believe creativity comes from the need to create with limited resources. There are times when creativity and resourcefulness comes hand-in-hand. Necessity is the mother of invention and has become a way for individuals to create and make when money is not always available. However, creating is an outlet for those to relief stress and I fit into the category of not having enough money and relieving stress. I also tend to have an independent spirit and the need to create gives me satisfacation because it is a sense of accomplishment. I suppose that is what becoming crafty means, creating, satisfaction, and accomplishment.