Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Jim Henson Spin Along!!!

"The most sophisticated people I know - inside they are all children. " - Jim Henson

Tomorrow (i guess later today since it is just past midnight at the moment...) February 2 I am putting up listings for my very first Spin Along! After much internal deliberation the answer became perfectly clear. I must do a Jim Henson spin along. Jim Henson was such a genius. Far ahead of his time and so inspirational to me from the first time I became glued to the television for my old favorites. I grew up with Fraggles, Muppets, and of course like most kids Sesame Street.


I actually was not exposed to his fantasy films The Dark Crystal and The Labyrinth until I was much older. Probably a good thing because they may have creeped me out like The Neverending Story" movies did (and continue to do but that is a whole other post...) Basically, I was able to appreciate their wisdom and the beautiful conceptual art the characters were based on from Brian Froud (a wonderful genius of an artist as well.)

Please do join me as I will be hosting this Spin Along at my Ravelry group found here. Batts will be inspired by the participants choice of theme ranging from the dark and philosophical works to the bright, feathery, furry fun of the Muppets.

"My hope still is to leave the world a bit better than when I got here. " - Jim Henson


Now those are words to live by. Happy blizzard if you are near my neck of the woods. What better time to cuddle up with some wool and start spinning right?

1 comment:

Drucilla Pettibone said...

i'm so excited em for this SAL! your theme is genius, just like jim. xxooor