When it comes to knitting inspiration I'm usually inspired by bright colors and fun patterns, but I couldn't resist sharing these beautiful black and white photos and illustrations. All of these women just look so classy with their needles and yarn. I like to pretend that I am a classy "dame" too when I knit and listen to my Frank Sinatra records. ;-) If these pictures don't prove how elegant this craft is, I don't know what does.
Also, you should take a look at the Life magazine image archives on google. I typed in "knitting" and stumbled upon a wealth of gorgeous, vintage photographs. In 1941, the cover story was about teaching people how to knit and included step-by-step pictures with instructions. How cool is that? I hope you enjoy browsing through these historical memories.
P.S. - Did you see this post of more old hollywood actors and actresses getting their knit on?