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Inspiration, via you…

January 8, 2008

You know, so many of you have been so dulgarned uplifting lately, I thought that since I’ve made no such positive changes in my life (besides rearranging my office, but that is too frequent to be celebrated) my New Year’s contribution would be to bask in yours!! Just in case anyone else could use a dose of downright inspiration…

The old is gone, the new has come!

Such thought and care goes into everything she touches, including her very blog name.

Perhaps some tea with your lemonade?

Talk about making a change. I can’t WAIT to read the words that come out of this adventure!

Two heads are better than one??

I have to say that not only do these ladies continue to make beautiful things, they are entirely gracious and make everything they do look like so much fun.

Are there any more frontiers to conquer? Send her!

Plus she got the same spinning wheel that I have! And has already mastered it, apparently. Teach me!!

the Zombie’s cool newest project

It’s like she said, my cool craftiness overfloweth to the point that it needs its own blog!

the cultivator of the fabulous herself

Who has exhibited grace and class in everything she’s done this year.

ETA: And how could I forget this inspiration? My MIL has had her first sock languishing at the heel for over a year now, uncertain of where to go next. On New Year’s Day we sat down and I showed her how to do the heel and the gusset, wrote instructions for the toe, and found a YouTube video showing how to graft the toe. After a few phone calls for reassurance, yesterday evening she emailed me to say the sock was complete, and that she was very excited to move on to number 2! I didn’t tell her about SSS...

Ok, and here is my contribution to this world of goodness, just because organization makes me giddy:

have you tried the Google notebook???

And finally, lest you think my narcissism is fading in 2008, here are my final FO of 2007 and the first FO of 2008: appropriately enough more socks for Grandpa (the last ones got rave reviews, so why mess with success?) and fingerless mitts from Last Minute Knitted Gifts for Grandma (in Patons Classic merino, love this “Paprika” colorway! It matches the calorimetry I made for her in December).

Grandma & Grandpa's January bit of fun

Grandma & Grandpa's January bit of fun

Grandma & Grandpa's January bit of fun

(I’m hoping that showing the left hand holding the socks will make you unaware that the right hand is busy taking the picture. Of course that is logical, after all isn’t there an advertising principle that moving food is more appetizing than not moving food? Same thing, totally. See, first it is just a mitt, then it is a mitt holding socks. You don’t even miss the other hand, do you?)

9 Comments leave one →
  1. January 8, 2008 6:46 pm

    Hey, it’s me! I’ll have to get Travis hooked on the Google notebook thing – that seems like that’s right up his alley. 🙂

  2. January 8, 2008 10:11 pm

    Thanks for the linked inspiration. I love reading all these new years posts too.

  3. January 9, 2008 7:17 am

    I didn’t know you had a Symphony! I don’t know about mastery; I think there’s a bit of beginner’s luck going on. Also, I may only know how to make one kind of yarn.

  4. January 9, 2008 7:27 am

    Thanks so much for the shout out!! Yours is one of our favourite blogs, you know. Love your stuff!

    I made those fingerless mitts from last minute knitted gifts too- I keep them in the office for when my hands get too cold, but I need to type anyway. Love ’em!!! That paprika colour you chose is gorgeous, by the way.

  5. January 9, 2008 10:49 am

    New years are so fun, aren’t they? I loved all the linked inspiration. (And thanks for the shout out…)

    And I love those mitts! They are even cute on their own. 😉

  6. octopusknits permalink
    January 9, 2008 6:45 pm

    Happy new year! Love the links and the socks & mitts : )

  7. January 12, 2008 9:16 am

    Ah thanks Sulala for the shout out!! And the new links to distract me from….

    Oh, wait, I am back now because I also love those fingerless gloves. LOVE EM!

  8. January 24, 2008 7:39 pm

    OMG that is sooooooooooooo cool!!! I LOVE your blog. Sorry, I hope I don’t sound “blog-stalkerish LOL” but I followed you here from my friend Anne’s blog (KnitSpot) and I am so glad I did!!! It’s AWSOME!!!



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