Lately, I've been consciously looking for inspiration with designs, and embellishments for my knits, and after a day or two of hard thinking, I was bombarded with tons of ideas. I have not done my research yet, as I took a little (2-day) vacation. It's my plan for today, though. You know the t-shirts some men wear, that have big designs at the back? Not the ones with bands of just words, the one's that are abstract and gorgeous (I guess you would find the same on women's shirts, just haven't seen so many). I thought of looking through pics online of these designs, and trying to "convert" them stitches. I got the same idea with tattoos. (Again, with more pics, of before (the originals) and after (when it's on the knitting). I may also look at abstract paintings, and get some color inspiration from nature, especially in the autumn. Hmm... I might also want to make color swatches. And wouldn't a quilt look lovely knitted in triangles?
And, I'm off!
Originally posted on August 25th, 2010