Monday, March 7, 2011

inspired Monday

I listened to an interesting podcast while knitting last week and, for the life of me, I can't remember its name. The podcast was about blogging and planning ahead. It got me thinking about something I could write about on a regular basis. One thing I'm interested in looking into is what inspires me, as a designer and knitter. I'd also like to hear what inspires you in your life.

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Today it's the weather. Since Saturday we've had spring-like weather. Temperatures in the 40's, grey skies, melting snow, rain. I've brought out my rain boots and think I can retire my winter boots.

But this afternoon things took a turn toward winter again. After being warm and rainy this morning, temperatures dropped and it started to snow. As I waited for my daughter at the bus stop, I watched the water running underneath the edges of the ice on the side of the road. It was so cold that I immediately wanted something warm and soft. I thought about this yarn.

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At about an hour before sundown tonight, the sky turned this color. It turned everything in the house a pale but glowing shade of pink.

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This Quince yarn has just the slightest touch of something in it that makes it neither cream nor pink. It exists in a place in between.

I wanted to immediately knit myself a warm chunky cowl. So I've sketched a design and now it sits in my notebook until I can work through some of the other projects I've got going on right now.

2 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see it! You know how I love your designs and chunky neckware! =)

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  2. Thanks, Liz! And you love Quince. I just may have to swatch some today because I really want to knit with it!

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