Ralph Waldo Emerson said "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm" and I couldn't agree more.
People busy creating things are by nature enthusiastic. Wouldn't you agree? I mean creating something is work. Work we enjoy obviously and so much so that it is play instead, but effort nonetheless. And when a project takes a bad turn and has to be reworked, well only true enthusiasm powers that train.
Reading lots of knit blogs I often read that the knitter has lost their mojo. What is that except a dulling of enthusiasm?
One of my favorite things about reading knit blogs is seeing the energy and enthusiasm of the bloggers. When a project is finally finished to their satisfaction how they gush and cannot wait to share it with us readers, often with elaborate and imaginative photo shots. I love these posts!
Sometimes their projects aren't always something I would like, or want to make, but it is still so much FUN to share their enthusiasm.
This DELIGHTFUL post is a perfect example.
And you know what? It really is a bit contagious.
And since no post seems complete without a photo (even though there are scads of great ones over that other post), here's a photo from Monday's walk over to the park in the square. I couldn't resist getting my picture made with one of my favorite guys. Woody is always enthusiastic.