Are You Creative?
Once in a while, I find myself getting to a lull in creativity, when I think there is simply nothing more interesting to create. Then I fall back on some academic way of trying to inspire myself, such as The Creativity Book by Eric Maisel.
Then I Get Inspired
It's usually an interesting yarn or a pattern stitch that sets me into "create mode." Today, it was these incredibly clever gloves.
Not only is the idea of two contrasting color fingers for ease of expressing yourself a great idea, but I even love the decorative stitching she used.
I guess there really are still good ideas left out there to come up with.
I kept up with my work on the red lace tea cloth.
I had forgotten how addictive Kinzel's circular lace knitting could be. Despite how the rounds keep getting longer and longer, I still want to start on the next one. This is up through round 48, and I still have quite a bit of work to do on it.
First of all, I'm sorry to all the short-haired dog owners who live in cooler climates where a dog sweater (a TASTEFUL dog sweater) can be a very useful and desirable piece of knitwear. I didn't mean to disparage dog sweaters in total.
Second, thanks to all the readers who suggested how to obtain a dog. If I ever do get a dog (and it won't be for quite a while, even if I do), it will definitely be a rescue dog. I would have trouble justifying buying from a breeder...even a good breeder...when there are so many dogs in shelters that need a good home.
Cindy also writes, "I read a random Ravelry comment (I think in the group on cable knitting, in a discussion on how to make cables show up in pictures) suggesting putting Kleenex over the flash to make it less harsh. Have you tried that?"
Yes, and like the Scotch tape idea, I was never able to find a happy medium between too harsh a flash, and not enough flash. I think I will just have to set up a photo studio in my house for blog pictures with adjustable lights that simulate sunlight better than actual sun.
Regarding the Men's Spring Knitting Retreat, Stephen hizKNITS writes, "I'm looking into whether it's possible to attend the retreat. I would love to meet you and Michael and Mel and Ted and Sean and Sean and everyone else who may attend!"
That is also my main reason for wanting this event to be big, so I can get to meet some of the guy-knitters I've "known" for a while. The thing I'm most amazed by is there are guys from all over the country planning on attending.
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