28 Nov 2012
“Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn’t hurt the untroubled spirit either.” ~ Elizabeth Zimmermann
The knitting alarm is ringing. Can you hear it? If you’re a knitter you can. It’s starts when the outdoor world gets tinged with variegated hues and winter whites, and shuts off when the temperatures rise so high your hands can’t stand to touch wool…not even the softest cashmere. The flakes are falling and it’s finally what my my mother calls, “sweater weather.”
For me, knitting inspiration climbs to new heights each time I step into Pinterest. It feeds my troubled or untroubled knitting spirit.
So, direct from Econesting’s Knitting Pin Board, here’s a few projects of the season–the knitting season:
The easy Redy Sweater by Ankestrick is sweet because there is almost no shaping…no fussing with collar decreases and no fumbling with stitch pick ups. Sweater perfection. Now, what color?
Have you seen those new gloves created for touchscreen texting? No need to wrap your hands in those polyester numbers when you can knit fingerless gloves. Here’s a fun snow-tipped pair: Hege Mitt, by Michelle Wang.
When I look back at items I’ve knit, memories of time, tranquility and toddlers come gushing in (I knit furiously throughout my kids’ childhoods). I adore an ongoing project for all those nostalgic reasons. This comfy, Slip Stitch Sampler perfectly zaps up left-over yarn and will keep the knitting fires burning all winter long.
The creative sideways construction of this knitted poncho/cape intrigues me. Is it knit like a baby blanket and sewn up one side? Don’t know because the pattern is French to me…literally.
I am rarely surprised by ingenious knitted creations, but I nearly fell off my chair when I saw these Knitted Yoga Balls. I sit a lot and like to break up the long hours by unchaining myself from my ergonomically-designed Aeron Chair. Sometimes I bounce and stretch on an exercise ball. I’m toying with the idea of jeweling up a lowly specimen using this Knitted Yoga Ball pattern.