Saturday, April 27, 2013

IS #20: Inspiration = You Guys!

As many of you know, this was the Annual Knitting and Crocheting Blog Week hosted/begun by Eskimimi Makes. If you don't know, it's a week during which crafty bloggers attempt to blog every day in response to a series of prompts. I am not participating this year, mostly because I had a backlog of things I wanted to blog about without the prompts, but I'm having a bunch of fun reading other bloggers' interesting and inspiring posts! Here are a few I particularly enjoyed.

Snapdragon Crafts:
Over at Snapdragon Crafts, you can find a link to a tool she used to analyze the colors of yarn she knit with most often based on her Ravelry project page. I mimicked her steps and came up with this image:

The left side is a screenshot of my project pages from the past year and the right side contains the main colors/hues present in those photos. I must say, for a self-professed disliker of the color brown, it showed up pretty strongly in the palette -- though admittedly that could be due to the tool picking up on the colors of my hair/eyes/face. Pretty nifty, anyway, and I was not surprised that half the colors that stood out were green-y blues.

Bear Ears:
Audry over at the Bear Ears posted a great infographic: pie charts detailing the percent of her stash that was comprised of different weights of yarn (lace to bulky) and another pie chart showing the colors of yarn in her stash. Oh, how these graphs made my geeky heart happy. I'd like to make some of my own but then I'd have to face exactly how many skeins I have stashed and who wants to know that number? Certainly not me.

The Knitlit Twit:
Joanna over at The Knitlit Twit had one of the cutest representations of her chosen knitting 'house' (think Hogwarts): a tiny crocheted manatee! I also couldn't help but love the title of her post: "Mana-squee"-- appropriate!

Katherine the Great:
Last but certainly not least, Katie over at Katherine the Great wrote a short-and-sweet post that is a lovely reminder of how bittersweet life can be, and how knitting can make it just a little bit better.

What's been inspiring you lately?


  1. Thanks for sharing these! I've been participating, but it's been hard to go through every single post due to having a life, LOL. I appreciate you sharing some of your favs :)

  2. Lately I have been inspired by my surrounding. Nature is looking amazing right now and therefore I have been outside more. I often have been getting inspiration from my peers - I saw a girl in my studio's painting and it inspired me to fix my backgrounds. I saw the way a girl on campus had her hair up and it made me decide to knit hair wraps with scraps :)

  3. Thanks for the prompt to get me thinking about what has inspired me this week of KCBW. I love how each of us can find inspiration in the things others make and share. I find way too many things to knit from them all!

  4. Thanks, I love my manatee too! And I try to come up with funny titles whenever possible ; ) Now to check out the color tool...

  5. Thanks for sharing my post! Wow, our palettes are surprisingly similar!

  6. Thanks for mentioning me during your Inspiration Saturday and sharing others for us to take a look at.

  7. Thanks for the shout-out! And perhaps you can just go through your fingering weight skeins. According to my knitting buddies, sock yarn doesn't count as stash.


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