The Inspiration Saturday blog series is where I write about patterns, designs, ideas, yarns, life things, and projects that really get my creative juices flowing, for one reason or another. I’ve enjoyed collecting my crafty thoughts and excitements together to share in an organized way each week (or, you know, whenever I can).

What’s been inspiring you, lately?

InspSat (2)

IS #89: Embroidery Edition — Documenting the dive into a new obsession.


From 2015 and earlier:

IS #88: Ways with Wool and Words — Gushing over my love for Clara Parks’ Knitter’s Review.

IS #87: Malabrigo Temptation — Attempting to resist the call of the Malabrigo March KALs.

IS #86: Simple Socks That Rock — Sock patterns that showcase the crazy colors of STR.

IS #85: Knitting Weekend at Slater Mill — Inspiration abounds at knitting retreats in old mills.

IS #84: Yak Attack — Two-color projects perfect for yak/merino yarn by Bijou Basin Ranch.

IS #83: Bulky Cowls — Quick, bulky cowl patterns make great gifts!

IS #82: Small Business Saturday Edition — Highlighting some of my favorite Etsy shops!

IS #81: Worsted Weight Shawls — Searching for the perfect shawl for some Zaftig yarn.

IS #80: NaKniSweMo, For Real! — Actually finally starting and intending to finish a sweater.

IS #79: Worsted Weight Wonders — Quick-and-thick accessories, in honor of Zaftig yarn.

IS #78: Good Clean Fun — A change of pace with some gorgeous soap-y creations.

IS #77: Seafoam Inspired — Laceweight shawls for some luxurious yarn.

IS #76: This Guy — Inspired by a special guy on an extra special day.

IS #75: Under the Sea — Oatterns from Hunter Hammersen’s marine-inspired book.

IS #74: Handspun Dreams — A few ideas for what I’ll do with all my handspun yarn.

IS #73: Spindle-Spun — Inspiration from a new Russian support spindle.

IS #72: Getting Graphic — Stripes and contrasting color choices kick up these bold knits.

IS #71: Local Happenings — Inspiration from a local artists’ fair in Rhode Island.

IS #70: Gorgeous Ginkgo — Totally inspired by an elegantly themed collection of patterns.

IS #69: Indie Untangled — A creative new way to keep track of your favorite indie makers.

IS #68: Ode to My Field Pants — A walk down memory lane with a well-loved pair of pants.

IS #67: DK Cardigan Roundup — A collection of gorgeous cardis to tempt your queue.

IS #66: DK Weight Top Roundup — Still searching for a perfect DK weight sweater to knit.

IS #65: Lightweight Hats — A collection of fingering weight hats perfect for spring.

IS #64: Other People’s Wedding Knits — Pretty, pretty things made by inspiring knitters.

IS #63: Wedding Shawls Not To Be — Talking myself out of knitting all the gorgeous shawls.

IS #62: Drum Carder Explorations — Trying my hand at creating batts on a drum carder.

IS #61: Spin the Bin 2014 — Grand plans for this year’s #spinthebin challenge.

IS #60: Socks for Everyone! — Great simple, beginner socks for this pattern re-release!

IS #59: Weaving Explorations — First tentative steps using the Schact Zoom Loom.

IS #58: Comfort Everywhere — Showcasing some fabulous hats for the pattern re-release!

IS #57: So Very Mysterious — Ruminating over the Follow Your Arrow mystery KAL.

IS #56: Another BT Moment — In which I obsess over colors for a Brooklyn Tweed design.

IS #55: Dyepot (Mis)Adventures — In which I attempt to overdye an electric green mistake.

IS #54: DK Weight Sweater Roundup — I debate which sweater pattern to (finally) make!

IS #53: The Fiasco Speaks — A special guest post about some quilting inspiration.

IS #52: Keeping Perspective — Doing good for others through an e-book of great hats.

IS #51: Holiday Pom-Poms — A quick-and-easy holiday gift/decoration! (tutorial)

IS #50: The Llama Life — Totally inspired by a visit to the Long Island Livestock Co. farm.

IS #49: Dire Sock Situation — Dreaming of new sock patterns to knit.

IS #48: Classy Hats — Beautiful, classy, cloche and turban-style hats.

IS #47: Giftalong Awesomeness, part 2 — Socks, garments, and other great gift items.

IS #46: Giftalong Awesomeness, part 1 — Giftable hats, mitts, and neckwear.

IS #45: Fabulous Hat Roundup — Some really gorgeous slouch hats.

(Errrm, I appear to have misnumbered, there is no 44! Woops.)

IS #43: Did Somebody Say Rhinebeck? — All about the festival of festivals.

IS #42: Handspun Inspiration — Great simple patterns perfect for colorful handspun.

IS #41: Stockpile Inspiration — Patterns perfect for Malabrigo October Stockpile.

IS #40: Scarf Lust — Unadulterated lusting after lovely scarves.

(Um, no 39 either.)

IS #38: Stripes and Rainbows and Gradients, Oh My! — Title sums it up.

IS #37: You Think You’re Generous? — An amazing STR blanket knit for charity.

IS #36: How to Know Your Wheel — Insight into understanding your spinning wheel.

IS #35: Sheep-y Dreams — About the wonderful Dreaming of Shetland project.

IS #34: Trying New Things — Giving laceweight mohair/silk a try.

IS #33: Knitting Along — Suggestions for KALs occurring at the time.

IS #32: Into The Woods — Nature-inspired, outdoorsy knits.

IS #31: Rather Uninspired — When you just run out.

IS #30: Hot Guys In Sweaters — Yup. Brooklyn Tweed does it again!

IS #29: Fiber Factor Challenge 2 — My thoughts on the Fiber Factor results.

IS #28: Fall Already? — Patterns from the First Fall Knitty issue.

IS #27: Colorful Feet — Stunning colorwork socks.

IS #26: Summer Scarves — Drop-stitch patterns that are perfect for summer scarves.

IS #25: The Ultimate Book Of Yarn Design — A spinning book review.

IS #24: So Many Tours! — All about the Tour de Fleece.

IS #24: Super Sock Mojo — Something wonky is going on, this post disappeared!

IS #23: May Flowers — Pretty flowers from a garden in Tennessee.

IS #22: What’s On Your Back? — A post about eco-conscious clothes, also missing.

IS #21: Fiber Factor Fascination — A rundown of the Fiber Factor contestants.

IS #20: Inspiration – You Guys! — Roundup of Knitting Blog Week posts.

IS #19: Keep Your Head Up — Happy music to cheer yourself up.

IS #18: Spring Cardis — Gorgeous and lightweight spring cardigans.

IS #17: Overly Inspired — Far too many ideas for way too pretty yarn.

IS #16: Others’ Malabrigo March — Lovely projects by Malabrigo March participants.

IS #15: New Fiber Friends — Gradient spinning fiber from a new-to-me local dyer.

IS #14: New Knitty — Inspiration from the Sping & Summer 2013 Knitty issue.

IS #13: Tiny Human Knits — Basically the cutest baby knits ever.

IS #12: Malabrigo March — As the title implies, all about Malabrigo March.

IS #11: Deep Space — Gorgeous space-inspired knits.

IS #10: Brooklyn Tweed — All about my love and admiration of Brooklyn Tweed.

IS #9: For Your Cookbook Library — Switching things up with a cookbook review.

IS #8: My Makin’ Man — Beautiful quilt that my dear Fiasco made for me.

IS #7: Larger Than Life — Amazing knitted flower sculptures by a talented artist.

IS #6: Giving — On giving and receiving handmade gifts.

IS #5: For Your Sock Knitting Library — Review of Clara Parkes’ great sock book.

IS #4: For Your Spinning Library — Review of The Intentional Spinner.

IS #3: Holiday Cheer — Great handmade holiday wreaths.

IS #3: Gettin’ Edgy — Cool knitted edgings (also I suck at numbering my posts!).

IS #2: Chunky Lace — There’s nothing more dramatic than chunky knit lace.

Inspiration Saturday #1 — Fist post! All about Twist Collective Winter 2012.



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