I'm emerging from focused effort and thought and things are getting back to normal. Cleaning, clearing and organizing has helped as did immersing myself fully in the things that inspire ME. I really do enjoy seeing what inspires others and I think that's why I am drawn to knitters' and artists' blogs in the first place. But I'm not in a hurry, not rushed. I'm digging deeper in to the things I've been wanting to learn. I'm learning to be a more intuitive knitter and not relying so much on the written pattern, but understanding more and taking notes. I personally prefer blogs where the writer shares his/her source of inspiration and product acquisitions, and who shares with me some photos and decision-making process. And because *I* like blogs like that, I try to share every detail here as well.
I've enjoyed Mason Dixon Knitting (the book itself) since I purchased it a few months ago, but picking it up this week yielded new discoveries (there's no way to ever be truly 'finished" with this book). It's not the patterns themselves that intrigue me . . . it's the underlying theme: "the curious knitter's guide." I'm definitely that! I like Greetings from Knit Cafe for the same reasons. Knitting can be simple and not fussy or precious; it can help you discover untapped creativity. So I am keeping these books nearby.