where does inspiration happen? it doesn't often work if you go looking. i find i have to settle my mind. quiet it. not ask it questions. just let it be. and then it comes in with a flash and i know. or sometimes i don't make the connection until after. like with this hat. i took yarn and needles to nyc and only on the last evening picked them up and knit. when my daughter saw the finished product she said "it's just like a skyscraper against the night sky". yes!