Further Reading 6/20/14

Written by Sarah on June 20th, 2014 Posted in further reading

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I’ve never knit any of Stephen West’s patterns. Honestly, I’m not really into shawls, guys. I’m very open about this. I love his style and his crazy photos. What he’s doing is very exciting in the knitting world and that deserves respect! But I’m loving this new pattern, Dotted Rays, especially since it can be made with lots of different weights and in a few sizes. This has jumped into my queue. I’m totally looking forward to making my first Stephen West shawl!

>> Back on my soap box about why people aren’t concerned about where their clothes come from anymore. Here’s a little analysis from Jezebel about a recent article on the subject. Some good points in there.

>> This music video is so cool. It’s made of stop-motion panels that are embroidered!!!

>> I really hope these gigantic pom pom outfits from Sibling’s SS15 collection become a thing. POM POMS FOR EVERYONE.

>> I’ve been in a bit of a rut recently. I’m having some trouble getting motivated mixed with a lack of inspiration. I don’t know what’s causing it, I’d call it a lack of focus. Anyway, Jon suggested I watch some movies because that usually gets me back in creating mode. Watching the OK Go music video for their new song “The Writing’s on the Wall” a few times has certainly helped. They’ve done it again and it’s got my gears going. Hope it’s just what I needed!

>> Barack Obama proclaimed Wednesday National Day of Making!

I’ve got a lot of stuff on my needles and I think it’s time to sort them all out. I’m hoping to put things in order this weekend. It would be nice to finish one or two of them! What are you working on?

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Comments (3)

  • Jamie
    June 20, 2014 at 1:34 pm |

    I follow Stephen on Instagram and it’s always a delight seeing his work. I’ve never been much of a shawl person either, but his Lumpy Space pattern changed my mind! It went straight to the top of my queue!

  • June 21, 2014 at 7:44 pm |

    I know how you feel, I also feel stuck in a rut, especially the finishing of projects that never seem to end because I’ve already spent too much time on them and am now fed up. Just started a lace tunic that will probably take the whole summer to finish, so about to start a simple linen sweater that hopefully won’t take too long and give me a sense of accomplishment.

  • June 24, 2014 at 4:33 pm |

    I love these further reading posts, they always get me so inspired!

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