Saturday, February 12, 2011

Generosity and inspiration

I'm in a bit of a rut knittingwise and otherwise right now, but at least on the knitting front I have some exciting things to bring me out of it.

Today I received a very generous gift as a "random act of kindness" from a raveler in the UK RAK group.

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Alpaca yarn, destined to become several pairs of colourwork mittens over the next few months.

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So soft and lovely. The mixture of neutrals and colours is perfect. I can't wait to cast-on.

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I borrowed some stitch dictionaries from the library. I love browsing stitch patterns, even if I don't have any reason to use them. They are inspiring and engage my imagination.

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How do you get your enthusiasm back?

3 comments:

  1. Ravelry thats how I always get my enthusiasm back lol
    Then it usually gets out of control and I have a gazillion patterns floating around in my head.... but its totally worth it.

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  2. I'm sorry to hear about your rut. I have just barely busted through one myself. For me, finishing a few things that only had a little work left and starting a new small project I'm really excited about did the trick. Good luck!

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  3. I hope your rut is on it way to ending. I go through bouts of startitis & then comes ugh there is nothing I want to knit.

    I love that lace & eyelets book I picked it up from the library once & really need to go out & buy it.

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