Where does inspiration come from?

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Most of my knitting patterns are inspired by clothes that I see in magazines, real life, and the internet. If you’ve seen my Knitting Inspiration Pinterest Board, you’ll see it’s getting quite full! I also love to put together mood boards for pattern collections. Something about combining images that inspire you, and capture a mood, and then seeing how others interpret it into knitting patterns is a magical process! But today’s post is about a really cool collaboration between Colorful … Read More

Yarn Everywhere!

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Brian will tell you that this is true…there is yarn everywhere in our apartment. I usually try to clean it up every weekend… It’s only Monday and yet already it seems like the yarn is taking over the apartment again! On the kitchen counter… On the couch… On the table next to the couch… All over my desk… Escaping from the drawers onto the floor…‘ On the bedside table…

Let them eat cake!

Yesterday afternoon I had the strong desire to eat cake. I didn’t have any cake in my house, so of course the next best thing was to look at photos of knit and crochet cakes on Ravelry. Yes, I realize this is not at all a normal train of thought, but I have a confession to make: my name is Mari and I am addicted to fiber. This is the cake that started it all, and once I saw this … Read More

Yarn: Not just for knitting!

posted in: string art, yarn art, yarn on the wall | 4

I have always had a love for crafts. Ever since I was a teenager I have loved decorating my walls. I painted a mural in my bedroom when I was 15. It started with me drawing on the wall with pencil. My mother was pretty understanding, and the mural is still on the wall.  Unfortunately I live in an apartment, and I can’t just draw/paint on the walls when the mood strikes me anymore. Landlords don’t tend to be as … Read More