I am surrounded by the coolest most inspiring people!
That includes you who come into the shop, work with me, and read this blog.
I get encouragement and inspiration from you all.
There really is a huge amount of creativity right here around us.
I love to contribute to that, and I am learning to appreciate when the creative spoils come my way- without feeling too guilty!
Last year our good friend Mr. W. Lambe (of Guitar building fame) asked a wonderful and artistic woman to marry him, and I was instantly thinking about what to knit! It was an early summer wedding, so that automatically ruled out quite a few things. While roaming the shop one day looking for the ever elusive idea... I came upon this lovely lace weight in off -white... 800+ yards!
Random holes in it!
I had the idea.
This is what I did with it.
That's my hand, not hers, the credit for those two pictures goes to E.
The shawl came out great, she loved it.
Then I whipped together a felted MoneyBag (another one of my sweetie's bright ideas) while they were on their honeymoon, and he and I filled it with all of our rolled change.
That's what people really want when they get married, right?
So mission accomplished! I'm pretty sure they liked both of my creations, I got to enjoy the creative creating process, and not another thought about it.
When Lacey gave me this-
My picture does not do this lovely painting justice, but that ball of yarn has got little eyes and a sly smile! I love him and he's my new friend! Did you see that at the bottom? "for Hannah"!!!
I knitted things and she painted knitting things!
I knit, she knits, we knit!