Yesterday I shared with you my thoughts and progress on trying to create my own design for a cowl and today I’d like to follow up and think about where we go to look for ideas for our next project.
Do you find inspiration in shops or on the street and then go see if you can find something similar on Ravelry or another pattern website? Or do you browse Ravelry/Patternfish/Craftsy etc for a new pattern? Or do you go to Pinterest?
I used to always turn to Ravelry but more and more I go to Pinterest. I find an incredible amount of gorgeous patterns there and the pin usually links to the website where the pattern is either free or for sale. I have added a large number of both free and for sale patterns like this to my Ravelry library.
I started using Pinterest not that long ago only to find that it is incredibly addictive. I follow a number of knitting, crochet, spinning and DIY boards and inspiration is EVERYWHERE. I can spend hours on end just browsing Pinterest. I’ve of course created my own Pinterest account with a number of boards and my followers have been steadily growing and today I actually have 2.423 followers. Isn’t that amazing? I’m super happy to have such a following and I love seeing the number just go up every time I look. My most popular boards are the Crochet, Knitting inspiration and Hand dyed yarn boards.
Rather than doing separate boards for say: shawls/socks/ how to/ particular technique etc. I include everything knitting related in my Knitting Inspiration board for example. I feel it is easier for me when pinning and repinning and I think others enjoy that because I keep getting new followers/subscribers. If you want to take a look at my Pinterest profile and boards and maybe even follow some of them, you can click here I’d love to see you there:)
Do you use Pinterest for inspiration like I do? Would you like to share your Pinterest profile by leaving a comment below with a link to your Pinterest profile for us to check out and maybe follow you? Do you maybe have a tip or a great Pinner or board that you’d like to share with us? I’d love to hear from you on the subject. After all, we all love (I assume) looking at pictures of beautiful projects and growing our to knit/to crochet list:)
I wish you all a wonderful weekend with lots of crafting time for even more fun:)