Saturday, November 18, 2006

Inspiration vs. Odd Discoveries

So, I'm sure all designers, creators & talented people get inspired by many things, but lets just say that I've been taken over by the knitting bug - I see knitting every where. It's like those moments when you discover something that's all ready popular and you wonder how you never noticed it till now.

Here are a few moment of spontaneous inspiration to fill you day...



Do you see cables? I went to the Harold Washington library during lunch and was stopped in my tracks. While at the library I picked up a Celtic cable book and Elisabeth Zimmerman's Knitting Without Tears. I read a couple of chapters and she's quite funny...here is a quote: "Loose knitting tends to make your stitches look somewhat uneven, but what of it? Are you trying to reproduce a boughten machine-made sweater? Besides, it is surprising what blocking and a few washings will do to uneven knitting." gotta love it! I see why she's adored by many a knitter.

On another note: I had joined Weight Watchers back in March and have a total lose of 29.6 lbs so far...those .6 oz matter just as much as the next 4 oz. I made a goal for my self that I would add some activities to my day by walking up and down the stairs for 5-10 min a day. With my office located on the 23rd floor of a downtown building, I would not recommend going up or down the whole 23 flights, but what I discovered on floor 19 made me halt and raise a single eyebrow (like the Rock).

Take a look at this...



I know I'm a geek, but I was totally tickled by that.

And while these two dose off on the couch..



I finished my first Debbie Bliss fingerless glove and casted-on for the second.

2 comments:

rebecca said...

too cute

Lanea said...

Welcome to the KR Webring.