Welcome to knitting addicts anonymous. Here is where I post snippets of knitting inspiration from all over the Interwebs. Let me know if something here inspires you.

 

acalmstrength2013:

Have you guys checked out Botanical Knits 2 by Alana Dakos yet?  It’s full of so many pretty patterns!  Pictured above:

Verdure fingerless mitts

Twigs and Willows mitts

Sunlit Autumn sweater

Ivy Trellis hat

Flourish sweater

Forest Foliage wrap

Sprig Sweater

Ferns hat

Hanging Leaves wrap

Aren’t they all lovely?  There are a few more (equally beautiful) patterns in the collection as well.

Need to get a complete copy of this. I have the first Botanical Knits. Love her designs.

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Hiriko

Desen Lapis

kessa Tay Anlin tarafından

kessa yılında Dikişler itibaren

www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lapis-2

If this is the top I think it is, it’s one of the oldest items in Ravelry favorites. It has survived several weddings.

caityrosey:

I love getting Kickstarter goodies. Stitch markers from Twisted Sister Fibers.

caityrosey:

I love getting Kickstarter goodies. Stitch markers from Twisted Sister Fibers.

My Favorite New Spring Knits. I’m Casting Them All On Right Now.

My Favorite New Spring Knits. I’m Casting Them All On Right Now.

Usually I have more self control and knit-scipline than this. I can pick one or two projects and work at them diligently. I may have yearnings after other patterns and yarns, but I’m able to stay committed to the  ones I have chosen.

Not this spring. And it’s not my fault. It’s the fault of the designers. If they didn’t create such tempting patterns I wouldn’t have fallen into this sorry,…

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Éirinn go brách, et cetera - A wacky email war story

Éirinn go brách, et cetera – A wacky email war story

Nearly 10 years ago, I started receiving emails from an unknown family of Dorans (my last name). The emails typically consisted of tired religious jokes of the “Two Coffees in Heaven” variety. Harmless things, really: the sort of emails that are tolerated with modest annoyance when they come from your own relatives. But when such emails come from strangers… and when those strangers don’t…

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Why you should support your local animal shelters: One cat’s opinion

Why you should support your local animal shelters: One cat’s opinion

It's Stanley's turn to have his say.

It’s Stanley’s turn to have his say.

Why should you donate to animal shelters, like Paws and Claws? It’s pretty simple. Donations make sure the cats and dogs at the shelter get food and water, blankets and toys. And, most importantly, they get new homes–other people’s homes.

My mom has a problem. She thinks it’s her job to “save” all the homeless critters in the world. And to do this she wants…

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Magazine Exchanges are Officially Awesome

Magazine Exchanges are Officially Awesome

Magazine exchanges are officially the awesome.

Last month, I wrote a post On Not Hoarding Crafting Magazines. I vowed not to let my home turn into a warren of knitting publications. I committed myself to a regular routine of magazine purging, tossing out or giving away the flotsam.

Then my blog-pal Carina of Hakelmonster blog proposed a  crafting magazine swap.

Ooh, what a good idea!

Now, I know…

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Win a Color Affection Shawl and Benefit the Paws and Claws Animal Shelter

There’s a shelter pet out there who wants to meet you

I know because I have two shelter cats at home. They cuddle with me when I have a cold, defend our domain from crows and ladybugs, and in general do everything they can to be members of the pride.

Orion, a shy, cuddle-monkey we adopted from Paws and Claws three years ago.

Orion, a shy cuddle-monkey we adopted from Paws and Claws three years ago.

I love pet adoption and I love animals. But I can’t take them all home,…

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So much stockinette

For the most part, I consider myself a process knitter. I revel in the feel of the yarn between my fingers. I enjoy the mini-puzzles that patterns present to me. I lose myself in the rhythm of stitch upon stitch. I even draw the process out by making my own yarn.

Occasionally, though, the urge to knit a specific object takes hold and spreads, like a rash. I am consumed with desire for a…

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Keeping the UFOs from Probing Me

Keeping the UFOs from Probing Me

Probing is such a drag. I’m sure you all agree.

One minute you’re sitting on the couch, your favorite Jane Austen movie playing in the back ground, your knitting needles clicking away… and then you feel a slight twinge. It’s a strange sensation, like a disembodied finger poking you in the temporal cortex.

“Hey you,” A voice says in your mind. “Yeah, you. Remember me? I’m that sweater you started…

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