Several weeks ago, I mentioned that I had been introduced to Ravelry. For those of you who are not familiar with the wonders of Rvaelry, it is an online sewing and crochet community where you can share details of your makes, find patterns, yarn, and just generally spend an awful lot of time browsing at all the fantastic things people have knitted! I have been so inspired and i am so excited to get knitting. I wanted to share with you a few of my favourite inspirations.
I have mentioned my minor obsession with all things owl-related many times, so what could be more perfect for me than this sweater. It has OWLS on it. OWLS!!! And buttons for eyes! So cute. I love the way that the patterns is subtle, but still visible. This pattern can be purchased for a very small sum from this website. I cannot wait to make this top, although i think it may be something to work up to!
Combining moss stitch and knitted flowers, both of which i love, these baby girl dresses are just too cute. The pattern is very kindly available for free from Stitch me Softly
. I have recently discovered this blog and there are a whole range of lovely patterns, recipes and tutorials to be found – do go and have a peek!
The third pattern i would like to share with you is the St James sweater, by Tonya of the shizknit
. It’s so very Mad Men! You may recognise this sweater as the one blogged about recently by Tasia the Sewaholic
(yep she knits too!). You can see Tasia’s version here
. I was drawn to this as it is promised to be a relatively easy beginner knit…i have been dying to expand my knitting repertoire from snoods and baby cardigans for some time and this seems like the ideal first garment. I am very excited to get started on this. I ordered my wool this morning…after much deliberation i settled on Cascade 220
in charcoal grey. I choose a solid colour so i can mix and match it with all my printed skirts – see, I’m learning!
Have a look at more of my favourite finds on my Ravelry page here
. Have you been inspired lately? What are you planning to make next?