A slight deviation from an all knitting topic today. I discovered Pinterest. This wonderful "social networking" sight is a crafters delight. My mind is swimming with new insperation from the things I have found and posted. I highly recommend checking it out. Here are a couple of the things I "pinned" that inspired me.
How cute would this be with a little knit mouse!
Wonderful wrap...another item to add to my to do list for knitting. The pattern is available for free at:
Nothing says I love you like a handmade gift, in my opinion at least. That said I find knitting for guys tough. Things I have knit for my hubby and other male relatives to date: slippers, scarves, hats, neck warmers. If anyone has any other ideas I would love to have you share them.
Knitting for my angel children, however, is much easier. Their gift list includes: MaryJayne doll, scarves, hats, ponchos, sweaters, stick horse, bags/purses, and stuffed animals. This year I don't have anything in the works. I am thinking about a cute little fairy and bag I found in a knitting magazine, clothes for MaryJayne, or something else as of yet undetermined.
Valentine knitting...filled with love, filled with creativity, and hopefully filled with fun.
On my knitting break I have been reading. I started by reading the Anne of Green Gables series. I have enjoyed rereading a childhood favorite, and I have a new perspective as I read about Marilla or Mrs. Lynde knitting. As I think about books I have read or research books mentioning knitting, I find knitting is everywhere. Knitting was integral in the America Girl Series about Kirsten that I read to my daughters. I get a little thrill when my girls chime in with "you knit Mommy.". Knitting is everywhere in life if you just keep your eyes open.