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Knitting Inspiration

Do you need inspiration? Wondering about other creative approaches you can take with your knitting? Here are some articles that help get the creative juices flowing.

Cast Off star[offsite link]
Great inspirational pages of what can be done with knitting.

Creating a Swatch Notebook star
If you make swatches, don't throw them away. Create a record of your knitting process that you can use for future projects!

Fast Knits for Gifts star
Once you have mastered or gotten tired of scarf knitting what should you do next?

Garden Plants As Natural Dyes star
Find out what plants you may have growing in your garden, home, or flowerbeds that you can use to dye your knitting yarn or fabric. Read here to get an idea what you can add to your landscape if you want to start natural dyeing.

How to Jazz up your knitting star
If you have mastered the knit and purl, or at least feel competent, and want to create some effects that will give your knitting a bit of pizzazz here is a list of a few things you can easily do. These techniques will give a great deal of variety without needing to be "fitted".

Knitted Amigurumi star
These little knitted and crocheted toy were originally popularized in that Japan. Now they are famous all over the world. Isnít it time to knit one for yourself?

Knitting Presents star
When you need a last minute knitted present have a few on hand for the occasion.

Making an Afghan Without Buying More Yarn star
Ever wonder what to do with some of the yarn in your stash. How about a blanket?

Quick Holiday Presents star
Most of us donít think about holiday knitting until we hear that first carol on the radio. Itís not too late to make a few presents sanely and without breaking the bank.

Reversible Stitches star
When you are making a blanket or scarf it is nice to have a stitch that looks equally good on both sides, if not the same.

The Big Three Knitting Conferences star
Grab the opportunity to meet your favorite authors and teachers! Learn a new skill! Shop a curated selection of vendors! Itís all here at a knitting conference near (or far from) you!

Unfinished Knitted Objects star
Do you have unfinished knitted objects or UFOīs in your closet or knitting basket? What are they and what should you do with them?

Ways to add Color to your Knitting star
I recently had the pleasure of taking a class from the designer Valentina Devine. She is a designer known for using a lot of color in her designs and for being one of the few designers where making a gauge swatch is not necessary.

What is a KAL? star
Ever wondered about KALs? They are happening all over the world as you read this, both in person and digitally!

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