The Fall is when I typically find renewed inspiration to knit. Don't get me wrong - I knit year round. But I do find the desire is burning low come the end of Summer, and when all the great Fall publications start to arrive a switch usually flips in my brain, and kaBOOM: I can't cast on fast enough. I've talked about this before.....
It didn't happen this year.
I don't know what the reason is, but I just haven't had that flashbulb of inspiration hit that would have sent me into a frenzy. Because of this, I've been browsing through my older books and magazines, trying to remember what would get me going in years past, and that's when I came across this:
New England Knits: Timeless Knitwear with a Modern Twist, by Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre.
I'm already working on a sweater in this book - the Hampton Cardigan (I'm getting there - just finishing up the fronts). But as a paged through it again, I was struck by just how many things I could see myself knitting out of this book. Like, for instance, this:
There is no surprise that I love these designs....if you look at my Ravelry queue, you can see that Cecily Glowik MacDonald and I really "click". OK, so I don't know her personally, but our senses of style click, and that's what matters. Time and time again I find myself drawn to a pattern in a magazine, book, or on Rav, and then find out it was designed by her.
It's good to know what you like, isn't it! What do YOU find yourself drawn to time and time again??