WIP Wednesday: My Way Edition

This is Channah by Tera Pavlikova. Since the return of my mojo I have been working on this shawl pretty steadily. Honestly my mojo isn’t smoking but it is a low flame so I keep knitting in an effort to get the fire roaring. I love when I can’t wait to work on my current project so much that I want to get my chores done so I can get to it quickly.

When I reach this point in a project, when I have a good idea how the designer writes a pattern and how I feel about the pattern I often go take another look at all their patterns. I’ll add the ones I like to my favorites and maybe one or two to my queue.

How do you find new designers and projects? Do you have any you’d like to recommend?

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11 Responses to WIP Wednesday: My Way Edition

  1. kathyreeves says:

    I get so overwhelmed looking at Ravelry, I will just go visit your favorites instead! It’s looking great!

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  2. sewadilly says:

    When I read your project pattern I do checkout designer and keep up with your feelings. I found some by KALs. To me, support from designer and info on pattern, feel spoiled by many designer patterns with total # of stitches per line. Who doesn’t love being spoiled?

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  3. Laura Kate says:

    I like Kate Davies. She has a blog KDD Designs and her patterns are available on Ravelry. I usually find designers simply by browsing patterns that pop up based on my searches. When I see one I really like, I save it in favorites and look at that designer’s other works.

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  4. pinterest searches for patterns works for me. I also have a huge stash of knitting magazines – my sister owned a book store and kept me well supplied with craft magazines over the years. I won’t do Ravelry because politics but I also check etsy – you can find some great stuff there. I’ve never followed one particular designer, I just go for the pretty pattern 🙂

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    • I have tried Pinterest but my analytics there are so geared for food that my knitting searches are disappointing. I should search there more and skew the search better.
      Let me say having a sister who owned a bookstore sounds fantastic to me.

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      • I used to call the store my private lending library because I could (still can) read a book without breaking the spine, so I was welcome to “borrow” anything I wanted. Take off the dust jacket and no one ever knows. 🙂

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  5. I have piles of knitting mags, and I look for things that will work for what’s in stash, at this point. And I often design my own, to get what I want with the yarn that I have.

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  6. ReginaMary says:

    I find new designs when I read your blog!

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  7. I mostly get designs from reading knitting magazines, and also my Instagram feed is pretty heavily slanted toward all things knitty, so I get a lot of ideas about what’s new there. And also from reading friends’ blogs!

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  8. sewadilly says:

    I wanted to share Jemma Arrowsmith / designer — her patterns and support is really impressive to and for me. Maybe someone else would enjoy as well.

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