Yes, that's right, I've been inspired. I am once again the furiously obsessive knitter that I once was. Who knows exactly how the transformation happened, but there we have it.
I have a book high on my wish list right now (after the M-D, of course), it's Inspired Cable Knits -- this book is gorgeous!! I can't wait to knit the hooded, zippered cardigan -- gorgeous! So, in keeping with the book's nature/knits theme, I'm going to show you recent projects (finished and in process) within the garden.
Here's the finished cardie for R -- I made it big so that she can wear it this year and next. I used the Ann Budd sweater book (v-neck, modified drop-shoulder cardigan) with Rowan cotton rope in parma. It was fast and a bit boring. But it will look great on R for Easter. And it looks great next to the creeping phlox.
Here's my swatch for a felted bag that I've started (nice chunky yarn and big needles to offset the giantism that I feel creeping in whenever I pick up those darn socks). This is the yarn that I bought on Inishmor last Spring, so I thought I would do a celtic spiral motif. I'm using the Knitty pattern for the french market bag.
And here is the SL for the KAL. Okay, I totally cheated. I started early b/c I was afraid. I am freaked out with the knitting on toothpicks with angel hair pasta. It's taking me a while (I co Thursday night) and I feel like I start to grow and grow with each round (fingers ballooning, needles and yarn getting smaller) ...
However, I love, love, love the challenge ... and like I said, it's good to have the bag to reduce the ballooning fingers, etc.
Inspired again! Hurray!