Saturday, June 12, 2010

Beyond Flattered

People don't usually surprise me anymore. In Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers, he talks about the 10,000 hour rule. It takes 10,000 hours to master something. I think if you've ridden 10,000 hours on the subway, you've pretty much mastered The Person. You've seen it all. I have ridden at least 10,000 hours on the subway. I won't list all the erratic human behavior I've been witness to during those 10,000 hours. And anyone who's reading this and has ridden the subway is probably just nodding their head and praying I don't start a bulleted list. I think you get me here.

So when I posted my first pattern on Ravelry, I found myself surprised. Surprised with people! People were actually buying it and making it! But honestly, I was, least of all, surprised and, most of all, flattered. We all know the knitting community is a caring one. But, I didn't recognize how nurturing it is. Maybe it's just me that hasn't seen something so obvious until now. But with every finished Eternity Scarf posted onto Ravelry, I am encouraged little by little to continue down this designing path.

Below are a few pictures of some finished Eternity Scarves. Something I've tried to improve upon is my photography, and I owe it all to knitting, this blog and the wide world of the Internet. A picture says a thousand words, right? It's obvious I'm not the only one out there. Look at how gorgeous these photos are! I am so humbled, and so proud to be a part of this always-growing knitting world.

by Elaine

by Mary

by Catrina

by Knitterella®

by Linda :: photo by Gabrielle

I work with Linda, by the way. She's based in our San Francisco office, and though we've never met, we've become close knitting buds. I was cyberally introduced to the knitting group that gathers in the SF office. And thinking back, it was a passing conversation I had with Linda that gave me the motivation and encouragement to write this pattern.

Aren't the scarves incredible?! The colors take my breath away. I really need to start knitting with more color - she says as she stares at her pile of gray yarn.

Click here for more Eternity Scarves on Thank you everyone for purchasing this pattern. I am beyond flattered.


Linda V. said...

Awww, shucks. Our little SF knitting group can't wait until you visit us in person.

I must say I was surprised when you mentioned you'd been fondling the blue Rowan Lima. You? Blue? On the flip side, you've got me thinking more about knitting with neutral colors. That's what friends are for. :)

WhitMc said...

What fabulous photos, they really show the versatility of the Eternity scarf. It makes me want to make another one! I wore mine nearly everyday last winter. Maybe my sister who is moving to New York needs one to wear in the scarf's own city :)

Bunny said...

I don't know you, but I just want to tell you how much I love the Eternity Scarf pattern. I made two last year and keep looking for excuses to make more!