Good Morning All,
Yesterday I went out in search of two skeins of Noro tho finish the sweater I've been working on and stopped in one of my favorite yarn shops in St. Louis - Knitorious. It's hard for me when I am in shop like this to stick to just getting what I came for. As I sat at their table knitting a few rows my mind drifted to two projects recently post on this blog. I am alway inspired by several things going on here.
Before I knew it I was day dreaming of Quinton's ambitious project of knitting his way through Cheryl Oberle's designs in her book Folk Shawls. He has been posting many wonderful completed garments. We recently saw his finished shawl Kimono - how lovely it turned out. I have a lovely yarn in my stash that would work up wonderfully in that pattern - found the book and added it to the two noro skeins waiting for me at the counter.
As I continued knitting I though of Mark's current project of the top down Raglan he is working on (it's time we saw another picture of the progress Mark) an that got me thinking of another yarn in my stash that I have been saving for just the right project. I've never done a top down pattern and got up and went in search of another book. I found a wonderful book by Bruce Weinstein with photographs from JAred Flood called Knits Men Want and saw a pattern that would be great to try in this style. Added it to my growing pile.
After knitting awhile longer my mind began to drift again - got up and paid my bill and left before I purchase something else. But what a great afternoon I spent on an overcast day. So thanks guys.
Happy Knitting All,