Posts Tagged “inspiration”

Just enough structure

By | August 29, 2016

Those of you that know Myra Wood know that she’s exceptional in oh so many ways: Her creativity. Her skill in creating free-form works of art in knitting, crochet, and beading. Her exquisite color sense. Her generous teaching spirit. And, most recently, her incredibly positive attitude while dealing with breast cancer. So when a group […]

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Yes, please

By | September 16, 2014

One of the best parts of Knitty is the Cool stuff! page. It always alerts me to stuff I want to check out further. Case in point: Everyday Lace by Heather Zoppetti. Jillian’s review had me popping over to Ravelry to check out the book’s patterns. I like the Manor Ridge Shrug, though I don’t […]

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Instant inspiration

By | September 5, 2014

This morning I read Hunter Hammersen’s blog post on Everyday Lace, and do you know what caught my eye? Not the eloquent account of the book’s virtues. Not the pictures of the pretty projects. It was the trim at the bottom of the purple tunic. With a biased sort of lace mesh and a sawtooth […]

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New Vintage Lace

By | August 26, 2014

Have you seen New Vintage Lace? I love this book! Andrea Jurgrau takes vintage doily patterns, lifts out and rejiggers their intricate motifs, and reinvents them as stunning hats, scarves, stoles, and shawls. It’s a fabulous idea, really. Those vintage patterns contain motifs unlike any in today’s stitch dictionaries: starbursts, overlapping petals, and lush leaves, […]

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The cat is outta the bag

By | June 18, 2013

What have I been doing for the past couple months? Not blogging, clearly. Not knitting, either. Rather, I’ve been working on this: And this: And this: They’re “stitch maps,” knitting charts drawn without grids so you can see what the fabric is really doing. You can read more about them (and play with them!) at […]

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By | December 6, 2011

Have you seen this? And this? Stunning Escher-inspired patchwork blankets, made all the more impressive by the skillful use of textures: ribbing for feathers, seed stitch for scales, bobbles for eyes. I’ve always loved tessellations, and I’m utterly blown away by these knitted ones. This is precisely the sort of knitted inspiration that I don’t […]

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