1. stitcherywitchery:

    Trellis Scarf, a free knitting pattern from the Purl Bee.

    (via silverandjadeyarns)

  2. Finished Bee Quilt
    Queen Bee



    Bee Quilt

    The material has been hand dyed with turmeric, tea and onions skins. Then hand printed with lino cuts to represent the larvae, workers, drones and the single queen bee. The quilt was then then pieced, quilted and bound by hand.

    The bees are arranged in a rough imitation of the structure of a hive: the queen is surrounded by workers, each drone and larvae are attended by their own workers, while others form a circle to represent a “bee dance” and some stand guard at the entrance to the hive.


    Love this. l.l.

    (via spookyfemme)

  4. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/trillium-mitts


    Knitting Inspiration - Gradation. Not exactly an ombre, although those are nice too, but more like a gradation of texture or pattern or motif. In spite of the practically balmy weather that seems to have followed in the wake of the snowpocalypse, I’m not really feeling vibrant colors yet. At the moment I’m drawn to soft, muted, luminous hues and undyed fibers, subtle contrast, cleverly understated construction and stitch patterns. Sort of like the knitting equivalent of a lull between storms.

    Sources are, as always, in the captions and below.

    Trillium Mitts

    Song of the Sea


    Aranami Shawl

    Ombre Cowl

    Scrappy Split Stitch Cowl

    (via shatterknits)


  6. uglyorangecouch:

    When yarnbombing first started happening, I was super excited about it, because I love crocheting and the occasional knitting, and yarn is just great. Just seeing yarn crafts makes me happy.

    But after a while, yarn bombing stuff starts to look really, really gross. Because, you know, weather. It…

    (via madamedefargeknits)

  7. biblioaesthetica:

    Wow this is going to be big.  I don’t really know what it will be, a scarf? A shawl? This was just supposed to be a practice piece!

    (via madamedefargeknits)

  8. craftylikeasheep:

    I couldn’t sleep last night - had a javascript practical exam, and was kinda entirely freaking out. So I made these little lovelies. Took maybe 6 or 7 hours of moderately paced and focused work… instead of studying. The chevron pattern is addicting, since it’s only a four row repeat, easily memorized, and develops quickly.

    I chose the yarn because I felt the gradual color changes add to the sense of movement, or at least I think so. Also - sequins. Shiny bits. Can’t get enough. I did have to be aware of how the sequins were being oriented when knitted into a stitch. With a bit of nudging, nearly all of the sequins are on the outside of the work, meaning minimal irritation for the wearer. Unfortunately the yarn outside of the skein was blended more solidly than the inside, which I think takes away from the pattern. Next time, I’ll definitely use a tonal or solid. 

    The only practical downside to these is I don’t know how often I’ll wear them since I don’t have much coordinating clothing, so I may need to find a new home for them. Does anyone have any experience with Etsy, Goodsmiths (a Des Moines start-up, so bonus cookies for local), ArtFire, or Ebay for selling this sort of thing?

    Blah, blah, blah - links:

    Pattern: Raw Honey

    Designer: Alicia Plummer

    Yarn: Diva Sequin in Kathmandu

    Nail Color: Orly’s Fowl Play

    (via madamedefargeknits)

  9. spacecurry-diy:

    i ♥ Manos del Uruguay Alegria handpainted yarn - members of World Fair Trade Organization

    (via bitchinknit)