6.06.2012

Summer Knitting Inspiration

It has been a crazy busy few weeks here. In between work, winding down the school year and getting ready for summer, I somehow managed to scrounge up a bit of knitting time to finish my Nanook cardigan and make a little more progress on the Color Affection shawl.

2 inches of border to go

 Right now, I am so looking forward to:

* sleeping in
* going to our local beach and falling asleep on the beach blanket
* finding a nice quiet napping spot in our backyard

Noticing a common theme here? I am also daydreaming of some new summer knitting projects, especially after reading the latest issue of Debbie Bliss knitting magazine.


Even though I have never actually made anything from her patterns, I still find them wonderfully inspiring. Her brilliant use of colors can be easily translated to other patterns.


Wouldn't these stripey colors be cool for a short sleeved version of Folded?


This boat neck sweater could be modified into a top down knit.


I need this tank top in my summer wardrobe. Again, loving the stripes!


Although the shape of this top is a bit too trendy for me, I think that the zig-zag stripes would be cute for a scarf, stole or blanket.


Wouldn't this shawl be fabulous knitted up in a bright color scheme? Ahhh, summer time knitting. Bring it on!



(check out WIP Wednesday for lots more summer knitting/crochet inspiration)

12 comments:

  1. very pretty. I really like that tank top. I have a similar pattern I think I need to find. Happy Wednesday!!

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  2. GORGEOUS colour affection. And that zig-zag stripe top looks ultra Missoni to me, amazing!

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  3. You've totally inspired me!! Love your new header, too. Peonies are my favorite flowers.

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  4. The stripes are fun. I love your shawl so far, too - great colors!

    Did you recently update your header or have I not clicked through from the Reader in too long? It looks very pretty :).

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  5. Oh your Color Affection shawl is looking fabulous already- LOVE the colours you have chosen. And HOW MUCH do I love the look of that magazine?? I want to knit all the things you showcases - and BTW that Zig Zag top is so not too trendy for you, you would rock it!

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  6. Now I really want that magazine! I am really starting to love summer knitting.
    Your shawl is looking fantastic. I love the punch of popsicle pink.

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  7. Love the colors of your Color Affection shawl! I'm making one myself right now in dark colors and I'm already thinking of one in light colors like yours! :)

    Lina
    photoknitdog.com

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  8. Hurray for summer knitting! I love all the inspiration you have found in the magazine, and then in turn you inspired all of us that have visited your blog! I love stripes too. Your shawl is gorgeous.

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  9. Oh my, your Colour Affection shawl looks divine already; can't wait to see it finished!!!!!

    Thanks also for the summer knitting inspiration.

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  10. think I may need to pick up a copy...lots of great patterns it seems.

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  11. Oh man, I am *such* a sucker for stripes. All of those are fab, and I'm so looking forward to seeing your shawl finished. After a nap or two, of course!

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  12. The colors on your color affection are so yummy and summery.....boring me is working on my second one (in brown, tan, and blue----it's what I had in the stash, not what I really wanted to knit, but it's OK)

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