Sorry for the light content of these posts, but I've been pulled in too many directions to translate thoughts to coherent content here on the blog, so bear with me until things calm (if they calm).
Jane, a knitter from Tulsa, sent me this photo of her unbelievable finished Whiteness of the Whale (being modeled in Stitches of Tulsa):
I love the pale gray color. It reminds me of Matt Kish's illustration of Timor Tom, another famous whale mentioned in Moby-Dick. I'm going to have to knit one of these for myself. Technically I could wear the sample, but with my history of light-colored clothing and coffee spills, I avoid it. Gray would be good for me.
And now, more inspiration in no particular order:
Container ships and shipbreaking:
Would anyone be interested in accessory designs based on container ships and shipbreaking? Anyone? I'm thinking . . . a club. Is this crazy? Am I off on one of my totally unmarketable ideas?
A shipment from Sweet Fiber—all sorts of White Whale and shipbreaking goodness in those colors. The golden yellow on the bottom left is already being knit into a sample for White Whale Vol. 2. Sweet Fiber's specialty is "colored grays," and wow, is it ever. These yarns are STUNNING and the picture doesn't do them justice—I hope the finished projects will.
Shipbreaking, anyone? Rusty tankers? Anyone?