I find browsing Ravelry is a great start when I am feeling uninspired by any of my current projects. Not just the patterns section either: I love perusing my friends’ projects and seeing how they’re doing with their knitting and crochet skills.
Lately I’ve been finding a lot of inspiration in bright colours. This always happens when summer starts to come, which I’m told is happening even though it snowed last week. This has been especially true at work where I’ve been crochet covers for the arms of my co-workers’ chairs in a variety of bright and cheerful patterns, including one that looks like a snail, out of some old acrylic. This goes undocumented in photos since I work in a place where cameras are Not Allowed.
Recently the cotton/wool/alpaca blend linen stitch shawl inspired me, though that was mostly colour too. Now that it’s finished (photos coming as soon as I get around to weaving in the ends) the colours have become less sparkling to my eyes and thought I love it, I’ve realised it won’t suit me at all. I’m considering doing some kind of giveaway on here for it in case one of my fine readers would suit it better.
Sounds inspire me too, or rather singers do. Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards fame is who I want to be when I grow up and her aesthetic fills me mind with all sorts of crazy ideas. This isn’t new, but now it’s coming out in a bunch of scribbled fair-isle patterns in my notebook based on her album art work.
Inspiration can come from anywhere. I find it fascinating. Where does yours come from?