Just a little sneak peak, Steph. Nothing major ;)
In fact, when I first began knitting someone pointed out to me that there's not too much actual creativity involved in following a pattern. Which, sadly, seems true. Its more technical skill than anything else. With knitting, cooking and sewing I have a very difficult time deviating from patterns or recipes. Only recently have I felt comfortable throwing things in the crock pot or slapping a seam here-or-there.
Yesterday I was cleaning like a mad woman and thinking - again - about garbage. Arrg. It seems like no matter how much I donate to the thrift store or how much I talk myself out of this-or-that purchase, my house accumulates junk! I am so sick of throwing crap away. There needs to be a change in attitude when it comes to the things I bring into my house. Too often I assume that the useful life of an object ends once it has fulfilled the purpose I bought it for. The rest, hence, becomes garbage.
But that isn't being very creative now, is it?! I should be able to discover uses that go beyond its stated purpose. I should be making things that are useful and beautiful out of, you know, whatever. That would be very creative.