by | Sep 4, 2009 | Uncategorized

I’m jealous of prolific and popular designers. I want to know how they crank things out so fast. I want a dedicated team of test knitters (actually I already have that!), I want to be cranking things out, I want to sell stuff, I want…
Mostly I want to know where my mojo keeps hiding. I just can’t seem to get on the ball. The awesome idea that I’ve had for months for this issue of Knitty? I waited too long and was unable to get it finished. I sketch, I daydream, I write down notes. But I don’t follow through. I’ve always been that way, and I’m not sure how to change it.

I headed out to Hanks today with 3 knitting friends. It was a fabulous little road-trip, complete with a trip to Starbucks and delicious garlic rolls from Leonardo’s. I get the best belly laughs with my knitting friends.  But I’m trying to be frugal and nothing screamed “Buy Me!” so I didn’t. We went over to lunch and stopped back by the shop to pick up my friends’ knitting bags. And there it was. Something I didn’t even know I needed.


“Is this for sale?” I reverently whispered. It was. And now it’s mine. All mine. And seriously, the amount of design inspiration in that one book – well that’s a whole lotta mojo for the bargain price of $24.95 plus tax.


  1. Lorena

    It was fabulous to see you and the Grrls today! Smooches!

  2. trillian42

    Hee – I picked up a copy of that exact same book at my knitting group yesterday. 🙂

  3. Joan

    Me, too! they brought it out at knitting and I promptly bought it.

  4. Brenda

    ACK!! I’m so jealous you have a copy and I’m still waiting for mine from Amazon. The deliver date keeps getting pushed back.

  5. Donna

    I succumbed to the siren call of this book as well…I’m so overwhelmed but I’m just itching to try a bit of fair isle design myself. The book is like the Encyclopedia of Fair Isle-if it’s missing anything I’m not sure I need to know it. I can’t wait to see what you will design.


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