Lately I've been spending a lot of quality time with stitch dictionaries, graph paper, and swatches. A few weeks ago, I made a spreadsheet of all the design ideas I have, thinking there were eh, maybe five? Nope. Turns out there are 25+ well-formed ideas rattling around in there. With sketches and yarn and everything, a lot of them.
So in the past week or so, I've started the process of winding yarn, swatching, crunching numbers, and organizing my thoughts for several of them. A short trip down to the Portland Yarn Crawl with knitting friends this week added more fuel and inspiration to the flames. I'm still struggling with health stuff, but having school and design work to focus on has been keeping me positive and productive.