Have y'all seen this book? It's AWESOME!!! The patterns are wonderful, and the information about the people of Alaska is facinating. The author has a wonderful "voice" and this book is a complete treasure. Really, check it out! Here is a link to the book at Amazon.com - Arctic Lace
The author, Donna Druchunas, has a web page, http://www.sheeptoshawl.com/ and you might like to go there and poke around. She also has a delightful blog, here, http://sheeptoshawl.com/blog/ . I spent some time there, and I found this post, "Do you know how to think" , and I nearly vibrated with excitement, because I run into this all of the time, not only with knitting, but with all avenues of life. Donna, I agree with you, 100%
Think! Explore! Create!
The editor, Deb Robson also has a fun, informative blog, which you can find here, http://independentstitch.typepad.com/ . Check it out!