Who else is addicted to Instagram? Come on, admit it. You, too, spend hours of your day scrolling through idealised images of other people’s lives! 😉
I’ve really gotten into it the last while since my Ubersocial app has been giving me issues when I try to post to Twitter. It is easier, and more entertaining, to post from Instagram as I can look at all the pretty pictures on that app! On a more ‘business-productive’ front, it also helps me to quickly stay up to date on what is happening in the industry. (That is my excuse and I am sticking to it. )
For example, I found out about a jewel of a collection released by two of my favourite knit designers Joji Locatelli & Veera Välimäki within hours of its release in January. Interpretations2 has 12 gorgeous patterns to tempt you into some quick spring knitting.
This was the first thing that made my heart race – Ley Lines by Joji Locatelli – as I pictured finally knitting myself that shawl I’ve been wanting in Westminster Florence! The design is texturally interesting but would totally let the colour variation in the yarn shine. BUT… as I am still waiting for a shipment of the blend at the end of March my eye moved on…
…and immediately fixated on this oversized striped top by Veera. After knitting her amazing Laneway recently I am SO ready for another of her innovative striped knits and just LOOK at this beauty!
True Friend is another winner by Veera that uses some interesting shaping for the stripes. I love me a good stripe in my favourite weight, fingering. 😉
I am thinking of this Islington fingering combo for mine – a sailor-like navy and white ‘marinière’ for spring to wear with jeans.
The 45% silk content in this blend will make it a perfect all-year wear and give it a lovely drape.
I found myself getting a little distracted from my original plan with the new new Islington colours I’ve just added to the shop, though. How about some turquoise with some bright zingy mint stripes?
And …this is when I totally got out of control… what about mixing blends and textures as well? I love the contrast between silky Islington and gently-halo-ed Beyul! How about some romatic blush with warm, heathered grey stripes to wear with a lovely white embroidered skirt?
Or what about going for a neutral, sophisticated silky taupe with brighter than bright stripes of PINK, with a capital P?
Or along the same lines, but with the blends reversed a body of bouncy, heathered grey and some silky, juicy, tangerine orange stripes?
I could do this all day and am getting no closer to making a decision!!! Eek.
Check out the the project gallery on Ravelry to see what others have already popped out. There is some great inspiration!