Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Yarn Along

Happy Wednesday and Happy Yarn Along Day!  Linking up with Ginny from Small Things :)


Where do you find your knitting inspiration?  For me, it comes from a lot of different places, but one thing that really inspires me to create is to look at other people's projects.  That's one of the reasons why I love this yarn along so much--I am provided the opportunity to admire the work of fellow knitters who are probably a lot like me in many respects.

Another place that I like to draw inspiration from is from movies and TV shows that feature knitted garments.  My current favorite?  The Outlander series.  I started reading these books back in high school, and I've loved them ever since, and I am beyond thrilled that they are being brought to life on Starz.  This past week's episode gave just a glimpse of what I hope will be some great knit-wear, and I'm hoping that I can recreate some of them.  Who doesn't love period pieces?

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  1. I so love this pattern- do you have a link?
    I'm inspired.

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    1. It's a great pattern from the book 60 Quick Knits. You can find it here: http://www.amazon.com/60-Quick-Knits-Scarves-Collection/dp/1933027975

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  2. Love the Outlander series (books and now the show), and I too noticed the knits where so beautiful, especially the piece Claire was wearing in the last scene of episode two. I look forward to following you and seeing the re-creations!

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    1. The series is so wonderful, and I'm really impressed with the television adaptation so far! Thanks for keeping me accountable on the knits!

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  3. I love Outlander too but here in New Zealand we can't see the tv series yet - I'm so emerald green of you folks who can. I'm gonna enjoy following you to see what you knit up in Outlander style. Love Leanne

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    1. How sweet! Thank you! Hopefully I'll be working on some Outlander inspired knits soon--time to go through my stash and see what I can use!

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  4. I agree - I find so much inspiration on Wednesdays!

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    1. I couldn't agree more! The Yarn Along is such a source of inspiration and creativity :)

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  5. Very pretty. I love the solid colors with a detailed pattern and with that rich color, it looks great!

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    1. Thanks, Desiree! I have a little obsession with knitting lace ;)

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  6. Yes!! Yarn along is always where I find what I want to knit next :) Or where I find temptation to try new wool...haha.

    I read the first outlander book so long ago that I need to re-read it before diving into the show, I think.

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    1. So far the TV series has been really true to the book, and I agree that it's great to re-read the book before watching the show. And as a bonus, by waiting a little bit, you won't be having to wait every week for the next episode!

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  7. I have to be honest and say: Ravelry. I love clicking on the pattern tab, and scrolling through the first five or ten pages of most popular patterns!

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    1. So true. I love to do the same. Whenever I find a pattern I like, I scroll through pretty much every project to get tips and ideas from other knitters.

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  8. I find this yarn along a real inspiration with so many positive comments. I love the colour of your yarn and the detailed pattern, very nice.

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    1. The positive comments are always so welcome here--yours included! Thank you :)

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  9. i never heard of Outlander before the tv show but now i really need to read the books! Did you watch Shetland? It's a BBC show where EVERYONE wears amazing fair isle knits!

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    1. You should definitely read the books! They are so, so rich and wonderful.

      I've never heard of Shetland, but I'm dying to go check it out now!

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  10. What is the Outlander? I am missing a big piece of culture here.. My inspiration is from bloggers mainly, and sometimes it fits with what I actually need! I also love pinterest.

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    1. Outlander is a series of books by Diana Gabaldon set in Scotland that includes all the things I love--time travel, romance, and a good bit of history. Oh, and men in kilts! It's been made into a television show now, and I'm loving it!

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  11. I find my inspiration from my collection of books and magazines and also from Ravelry and all the wonderful knit and crochet blogs like your own. I love what you are currently knitting. What a pretty pattern.

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    1. What a compliment! Thanks, Cathie! I agree--books and magazines provide a lot of my inspiration too. Obviously, since this pattern comes from a book!

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