Thursday, March 1, 2007

I promised you some musings...

I don't really have any news to report. I do have a FO, but I'll blog about it after I get a photo taken. And it's not Friday, so no eye candy either. Instead, I have a photo of my co-habitant cat, Fred. I was taking photos to document my stash, and he wandered in and seemed to say, "Aren't I worthy of a photo?" There you have it.

My new favorite blog: Nona Swatches. Seriously, this woman is making the rest of us look bad. She has pledged to do a swatch a day. Talk about creativity! The swatch, in its size and simplicity, in its no-or-low expectations, in its minimal investment of yarn (and economy - use up scraps!), is just a perfect medium for going out on a limb: trying out new techniques, new color combinations, practicing new skills, different yarns in combination, different stitch patterns. The insight Nona is getting about her own knitting is fabulous, and she is generous enough to share it with the rest of us. She has a perfect stockinette swatch that she knitted backwards - knitting backwards and purling backwards. Today's swatch is a mini Orenburg lace shawl. All of the technical components, done out in sock yarn, now prepared to tackle it in gossamer weight...

Nona, you are truly inspiring.

1 comment:

Lynn said...

I so agree! Nona's sites are great.
Your peapod is looking great. :)