Random inspiration for me often comes from the internet. Prime example, I was googling to look up stats of what the demographics of knitters are these days. I didn't find that piece of info, but I did find this really interesting article about neural-network generated knitting patterns. It actually reminds me a lot of the program I am writing that takes your astrology chart and generates a knitting pattern from it. I managed to make a little more progress on the program, even though I have already knitted a scarf from it. But the article talks about the adjustments the knitters had to make to how they interpreted the patterns in order to make them fit into an actual, knittable row. And that's exactly what I had to do with the pattern my program produced! Even though I'm working to make the pattern better and the program smart enough to edit how many extra stitches to fill in given how many stitches a particular row instruction has, once it is ready for people to actually knit, they will probably still have to do this "adjusting". I actually consider that part of the "experience" of knitting your chart. You have to integrate the disparate parts of yourself, just like you have to adjust a pattern to fit the row, and fit together with the last row.
I'm actually rather excited by the idea of having my own knit-along. You give me your birth info so I can generate your astrology chart, I plug that into my program and generate you your pattern. You pick a yarn you like and knit the scarf and if you complete it, I will give you a free 30-min astrology reading about your chart! If you think this is something you might be interested in, please leave me a comment or send me an email! I'll probably create a form to generate more response once I have it totally ready.
But that's not all that I'm really excited about lately. I've been teaching private lessons, classes and conducting knitting "help half hours." Aside from all the goodness I get from helping people learn to knit, it is also producing a lot of good information that is going to fuel my next big project.... I'm not willing to give any more details just yet, but I think it's going to be pretty cool ;)
All in all I am feeling really great lately - I think when you align with what the universe wants you to do in life, it produces this positive flow of good feelings, and that's when you know you are in the right place. The harder side is figuring out how to cut out all the things that AREN'T producing those kinds of feelings. But it's a worthwhile battle, success really does spell HAPPINESS. And what else are we in pursuit of in life?