Inspirations

I'm pretty sure I'm not the only knitter/crocheter who spends as much time looking at projects online as they do making them. I have a few favourites I keep coming back to again and again -- sometimes for free patterns and sometimes just for the eye candy and inspiration. Here, in no particular order, is my list of current faves. What are yours?

Fringe Association -- I love the photos, the stories, and the tutorials are really, really helpful. I could browse this blog for hours (possibly on my coffee breaks at work, ahem).

Purl Soho -- There are tons of free patterns on here in sumptuous colours, and you can purchase materials and patterns as well. The designs are simple, so I admit I've adapted a few of them (posting one soon, actually)!

Brooklyn Tweed -- I can get lost in their lookbooks for hours, and their yarn is amazing. Bonus that my LYS in Victoria now carries it!

Westknits -- Stephen West is just the funnest knitter out there right now, and the dressiest. Plus who doesn't love shawls?

LillaBjorn's Crochet World -- A recent find for me, because I'm getting excited about crochet in all kinds of ways. This is a very pretty blog, full of ideas, tutorials and lovely things you can only do with a hook.

Jane Richmond -- I wanted to include one local-to-me knitter, and this blog has some lovely free patterns as well as links to buy her gorgeous books. Very west coasty!

And for those of you who read to the end, here's a peek at what's on my needles, inspired by a free pattern from one of the above.  Happy summer knitting, crocheting and browsing!


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