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Design Series: Inspirations

All right, knitters!  The votes have been tallied and it looks like socks are the big winner!

When I’m working on my own designs, the next thing I decide on is the inspiration behind my project.  This isn’t anything technical; I’m not doing any math, or even picking out any stitch patterns yet.  This step simply lets me figure out what the feel of the project will be.  Once I decide on an inspiration, the rest of the design will start to fall into place.

So, here are a few options for the inspiration of our socks:

Option 1:  Fun and silly, like this little goat.

funny-animal-pictures-of-the-week-039-001[1]Option 2:  Sleek and sophisticated, like the Singapore skyline.singapore_skyline[1]Option 3: Delicate and feminine, like these forget-me-not flowers.Forget-Me-Not-[1]Option 4: Warm and cozy, like this mountain cabin.cozy-cabins[1]Option 5: Light and breezy, like this tropical beach.Tropical-Beach-2[1]Option 6: Natural and outdoorsy, like this mountain range.yellow-stone-national-park-mountains[1]Option 7: Cool and practical, like the Pacific Northwest coastline.

Rialto-Beach-Olympic-Peninsula-WA[1]Let me know what you’re into, and next week, we’ll start narrowing down the design.

Inspiration: Ponies!!

I don’t know how I missed these adorable little guys when they made the rounds last winter, but I just found them again.  How adorable are they?  Teeny tiny Shetland ponies wearing teeny tiny Shetland wool sweaters (or I suppose “jumpers,” since they’re in the UK).  They totally made my day.  Here’s more information about them, if you’re interested. (And, who am I kidding?  Of course you’re interested.)

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Want sweaters to match the ponies?  Try one of these gorgeous fair isle creations:

Lissuin, by Ann Kingstone

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Dogwood Blossoms Sweater, by Kerin Dimeler-Laurence

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Bea Fair Isle Pullover, by Sharon Slarke

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