Usually my inspirations come from my surroundings; nature, architecture, fabrics, etc. However, my latest projects have come from pure need.
I need a periwinkle-colored knitted lace wrap to go with the Swarovski Crystal earrings I got on my cruise.
I need (or rather volunteered) to knit a baby blanket for a friend.
That..... is how it starts.
I found the perfect color of yarn from Alisha Goes Around. Its her Marmalde Lace yarn in the color Actium or periwinkle, for my purposes.
A good match, don't you think?
All wound up and ready to go. Let the lace knitting begin.....
Now for the baby blanket.
Since I don't know if the baby is a boy or a girl, I decided to design a unisex pattern that ideally is reverible. I know I want to use a sport/dk weight yarn that is both washable and baby soft.
Cascade 220 Superwash Sport is a perfect choice. My friend chose the color Blaze or a very very bright orange. For my purposes, I thought a natural color might photograph better.
Its clear to me now, how I get in trouble.
I am up to knitting 2 baby blankets. One to photograph to for the pattern design and one for baby. But I am completely okay with this, because its always good to have a spare baby blanket on hand, right?
More soon on my "inspired" project progress.....