April 11, 2011

I is for Inspiration

Photo by Jaymarr
Where do you get your inspiration for what you're going to crochet?  Do you visit your LYS and spy a pretty color or new type of yarn that you just have to try, without knowing yet what it will become?

Do you try out a neat new pattern and decide later what to do with it, be it to list for sale on Etsy, or gift to friend or family?  Do you crochet just when there's a particular reason to, like needing a gift for a new baby or housewarming?

I'm inspired by all of the above.  Sometimes I'll head to the store to pick up a particular color of yarn to finish one project, then end up with several other skeins in my basket just because I love to pair up interesting colors.

Other times I'll find a cute pattern during my internet travels and have to check my stash to see if I have the yarn needed to give it a try, which often results to another visit to the store.

And then of course a new baby in the family means whipping up a baby blanket.

Sometimes seeing a piece of clothing or fabric in a store will give me inspiration because the color combination caught my eye.  Are you inspired by colors around you?  Here are some ways I get Yarn Color Ideas for Knit and Crochet Projects.

How about it ... what inspires you?

I'm taking the A-Z Blogging Challenge, where I will post something from each letter of the alphabet on the corresponding day in April, except for Sunday, on at least one if not all four of my blogs. You can see my other blogs in the sidebar - More of Marie Anne.


Angela Felsted said...

I've never been good crochet, which is one reason I so respect those who can do it.

Loki Morgan said...

I could probably think of loads to crochet, but I can't actually do it. Luckily my sis knows how and makes beautiful things for my family. :)

CrochetBlogger said...

My I is probably going to be inspiration, too, although I haven't done my A-Z post yet on Diary of a Smart Chick.

In any case, I also get inspiration from lots of places but lately I've been more into creating my own designs so what I do is look through fashion magazines and watch model/fashion shows and pull out images that I like of non-crochet clothes and then use those for inspiration.

glor said...

Seems like I am constantly coming upon wonderful patterns to crochet. I just adore crocheting and no matter what I see I want to make. I do have to say though that my absolute favorites are doilies.

Anonymous said...

So far, I've chosen projects based almost solely on their easiness factor. I tried knitting and was terrible at it...I find crocheting more doable, but I'm still not very good.

My “I” post is here: http://www.word-nerd-speaks.com/2011/04/inconspicuous-online.html

ladydragonfly said...

All I have to do is see a different skein of yarn. I just went to a fabric swap in which I had taken some of my older yarn and came back with more yarn. Go figure!

Shannon said...

I have ventured into clothing, but for everything else, I get inspiration for all sorts of things. Pictures in magazines, nature, paintings, and even scrapbooking pages.

PK said...

I don't crochet, but I feel compelled to touch all the yarn whenever we go into Hobby Lobby. ;)