Wednesday, January 20, 2010

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I can feel some creative energy starting to sink into my bones once again. Natural colors, whites, blues and greys are inspiring me today. I think I want to try to knit this vest, pictured above. Winter is a good time for experimenting. Right now I'm working on a tedious knitting project for myself, a super large cowl knit with skinny yarn on skinny needles. I knew there was a reason I knit in bulky yarns all fall, but now that I'm into this project I am determined to finish it. I just hope I like it when it's done. I'll post some photos if I finish it anytime soon. I would like to be able to wear it this winter!
I think I'm going to re-read Jane Eyre as my next book. I haven't read it in about 10 years. One of my friends re-reads it every winter. When in a quandry she says she often asks herself, "What would Charlotte Bronte do in this situation?" I love that!


17 comments:

onesilentwinter said...

all lovely!

katy elliott said...

I can't wait to see your cowl. I thought about knitting one with some Cascade yarn I picked up.

artycho said...

I love it when inspiration rise again! Love your butterfly chair!

Jane Flanagan said...

This was so lovely to read. So many people seem to have the January blues this week - reading this perked me up!

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Such a nice bag in your top photo. "What would Charlotte Bronte do in this situation?" -- I love it too.

Sharon said...

Go Jill!

raining sheep said...

Beautiful photos and I LOVE creative energy. Must say I am hoping you finish your knittig project - hope you blog it.

Things That Can Fly said...

Jane Eyre - perfect moody winter read!

Dallas Shaw said...

ahh! I am loving this. great vest.
dallas
http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

Dallas Shaw said...

btw I get compliments on my bag every day!
dallas
http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

vintage simple said...

I loved this post - there is something contagious about the way you shared your creativity, dear. I need to find a creative project, I now realize.... Hmmm...

xo,
-maria

blue moss said...

Can't wait to see your cowl....it sounds fabulous.

carta,inc. said...

You will look lovely with your new, blue vest. Have a nice weekend jill!

littlebyrd said...

Yes! You have to make that vest! It is so cute. Lookinf forward to seeing your cowl too - I bet it will be fabulous :)

Esti said...

So great to see more of your inspiration sprouting!

Jill said...

gee, i don't think i have ever gotten so many comments on one post! you all are lovely :)

sad note on the cowl, i dropped too many stitches and had to disassemble. pathetic! i'm gonna try again, but it may be a while before it makes an appearance.

and dallas, thank you for letting me know you love your bag...that makes me so happy to know that gorgeous fabric is being used and appreciated.

Jennifer said...

I love Jane Eyre. I also recommend Steinbeck's East of Eden, and The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.