Friday, August 21, 2009

Be Inspired

I'm feeling quite inspired today...maybe it is because it is Friday, maybe it is because I watched the season premire of Project Runway last night.....
I googled "inspired" and this came up. It is the artist's (Dale Wicks artbywicks.com) take on the famous Starry Night. It is beautiful. I have always been a fan of Starry Night, but I think Dale has really brought a new dimension to this piece.

In the vein of this new found inspiration, I'm going to try, no, I will knit a sweater, yes, a sweater for me to wear. Not a scarf, not a baby cocoon...a sweater! Woohoo! To avoid frustration, I have decided to do a "knit in one piece" garmet. It is the Rolled-Collar Shrug by Marcia Cleary. I found it on www.vogueknitting.com. Wish me luck...I'll post pictures as I go along! ( http://www.vogueknitting.com/patterns/free/2008/rolled-collar-shrug.pdf )
If you have knitted this shrug, I would appreciate tips and guidence!!

What is inspiring you lateley?


I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

4 comments:

Knitting Nurd said...

Oh Julie, that is a very cute shrug! I can hardly wait to watch your progress!!

KBEWest said...

very cute! good luck!

Becca Christensen said...

Great literature! It's inspiring me to read and to write so that someday I might contribute to the writers realm on a larger scale.

I took a knitting class once but I never was able to sew anything that could be worn. I made a scarf once but it was deformed. : ]

Katherine said...

A whole sweater?! You're much more adventurous than me! Hope it's going well :)
xoxo