Classic Designs for the Modern Knitter

Restoring Creative Energy

Talking with a colleague over e-mail the other day, I mentioned how I was feeling like knitting something just for the joy of it. But it's hard to give myself permission to do that. I should be designing something new, right? The encouragement was to view it as "restoring creative energy". Wise words.So this afternoon I wound a skein of yarn in my backyard. I have a swift, but I've been rushing around so much lately I decided to wind my skein the slow way.  It was very relaxing.

















After pouring over the new Twist Collective and Jared Flood's Wool People, I've decided to make Shadow, by Olga Buraya-Kefelian:

photograph copyright Jared Flood

So beautiful.  I'm always tempted by Olga's patterns.  This one officially hooked me.

What are you casting on for this weekend?