My total inspiration is wool.
I guess it starts with the wooly sheep I can never get enough of,
Photo courtesy of Yes and Amen, a favorite of mine!
progresses to the fantastic woolen yarn I so love knitting with,
Follow Jarret Flood's fantastic mill tour creating his wonderful Shelter yarn here
to the endless supply of discarded wooly sweaters that I felt,
and that dare me to cut them apart and make into new goods.
This wonderful swing vest was created as a show piece for the Talmadge Winter Show, and it sold. Heck, before I could wear it once, or even take a quick photo with me in it. Based on lessons I learned from knitting Liesl, it's a piece that fits any woman from XS to pretty Large. I must make more of these. As I know from past experiments, my second piece will be much easier. And I know next time to make a pattern, so I don't have to keep inventing the wheel each time I make something new over here... (sheesh, Val)
So, I am s l o w l y, s-l-o-w-l-y, slowly recovering after taking my oldest son up to Northern CA this week, and dropping him off for a month long Outward Bound Intercept course. We are hoping and praying that he comes home knowing more about the maturing boy inside his young man body. Hoping and praying he finds the way towards making more positive choices. Hoping and praying he finds his true heart and his strong character, and learns they are enough to help guide him in this life of his, so filled with promise. So filled with goodness, so filled with people who love and care for him more than words can ever say...
I hope you will say a prayer for him too, our sweet Drew.