I have come to the conclusion that Ravelry is a blessing and a curse. I love to be able to pick a pattern and then go see how others have made this pattern…what yarn they used…what changes they made…complaints…kudos. That is the great side of Ravelry.
But I also find myself cursed by it…call it peer pressure…I see something that others have made and just HAVE to have the pattern. Because of this my queue is long…my pattern collection is huge and my stash is overwhelming. I may never have to buy another knitting item again…but of course you know that won’t happen! Because tomorrow will bring a new idea…a new design…a new example…if only there were more hours in the day. I have talked to my husband about the need to stop working so I can work on my stash...but he does not seem to agree..............
Some of my favorites on Ravelry right now…the textured shawl…photosynthesis shawl…ondule cardigan by Anne Hanson, just about anything by Stephen West or Jared Flood, Dipped Infinity Scarf by Laura Chau.
I also get inspired by certain people’s collection of knitted projects. Patrice on Ravelry has an unbelievable sense of color…her knitted projects are so warm and cozy looking…especially Ravelry: Patrice's Prairie Pebbles. She uses simple patterns teamed up with wonderfully variegated yarns.
I love all the black and grey projects of mustaavillaa.
I also am inspired by colors I see…I have never been a fan of yellow but lately that is a color I am drawn to. The textured shawl by Selkie is wonderful and inspired me to buy the same yarn – City Tweed by Knit Picks in the same color – Lemon Curd. The yarn was heavenly to knit with - a contrast of texture - tweedy yarn that has silk in the blend - making it so soft.
My search for yellow yarns has also led me to a yummy color of Cascade 220 called Straw – a mustardy yellow color. This will be come a cardigan – just haven’t picked the pattern yet…maybe Ondule on Anne Hanson.