Friday, April 18, 2014

Episode 60 - Inspiration

In addition to our usual segments, Gayle and I talk about inspiration. What kinds of things inspire you to choose projects? Colors? Fibers? Patterns? Photographs? We get inspiration from many places. Our surroundings, websites, color and fiber swatches and other knitters all provide fuel for the inspiration fire. We are both looking forward to the discussion about everyones' inspirations and hope you will join us over at our Ravelry group. Some links to our inspirations that can be found online can be found below. Enjoy!
- Sharlene

What are we wearing?
22 Little Clouds by Martina Behm
Sharlene's 22 Little Clouds
Audrey in Unst by Gudrun Johnston
Gayle's Audrey in Unst
Red Robin Shawl by Helen Stewart
Gayle's Grey Robin Shawl

What are we stalking?
Sock Monkey tape measure cover by Justyna Kacprzak
Ravelry popular shawl list
Pagona by Steven West
French Cancan by Mademoiselle C
Brickless by Martina Behm
Zilver by Lisa Mutch
Secrecy by Hanna Maciejewska

What are we knitting?
Svalbard by Bristol Ivy
Sharlene's Svalbard
Sharlene's Striped Shawl
Viajante by Martina Behm
Laneway by Veera Valimaki
Flamingo Mitts by SpillyJane

What have we finished?
Winding Journey by Julianna Lund

Inspirations: What inspires us and our knitting, crafting, and in general?

Color inspirations can be found here:
Design Seeds
Pantone color website, scroll down to see the color of the day

Nature inspirations including:
Flowers, plants,  beach, the ocean, the sand
Flowers and leaves combinations, stormy skies

Souvenirs, post cards & note cards

Sharlene's Instagram feed
Gayle's Instagram feed
National Forests
Clark Little Gallery
Yosemite National Park

Ravelry friend activity and neighbors

Stash and Burn podcast


  1. Thanks girls for all the inspiration!!

  2. I really enjoyed the talk about knitting inspiration. I tend to focus on the structure and engineering behind my knitting, and the colors, yarn, and art come later. I'm definitely looking to branch out in my thinking, and considering looking around in nature and what-not is a great way to help move my thinking towards that kind of inspiration. Thank you!