Finding a Color Combination that Works

I spent some time at the mall today, aside from picking up some awesome new jeans that fit like a dream, I also spent some time scoping out some great inspiration.

I have a hard time just going to the yarn store and picking out a combination of colors that works well.

Something that helps me with this challenge is to check out the color combinations in retail stores.  When I find a combination I like, I take a picture with my phone and hang onto it until I am in need of color ideas.

I found two sweaters today that offer some beautiful inspiration.

The first one is a kimono from Sears.  The color combination is teal, coral, fushia, black, and off white/creamish.

imageThe second is a sweater from Maurice’s; the colors are cream, navy, burgundy, and aqua.

imageLet me know below how you find color combination inspiration, I would love some tips!

Happy Hooking and (k)Nifty Knitting!
Megan

Relaxing this Monday

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Today I am going to enjoy a little crochet in my happy place, and I would argue, perhaps one of the most beautiful places on earth.  This is a view of Lake Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. Typically it is not this hazy here, however, Washington, Idaho’s neighbor to the west has been experiencing a surge in forest fires this summer.

I am still working on recovering from what I have now affectionately termed “Sweater-gate,” and am progressing fairly swiftly.  I can’t wait to share my progress tomorrow!

So where did your adventures take you and your fiber fun this weekend?

Happy Hooking and (k)Nifty Knitting!
Megan

Sweet Summer

I am happy to report I finished my first year of grad school on Friday with amazing grades.  I spent my first weekend of freedom from homework with Color Me Rad, liberal helpings for friendship and hours of crochet.   That is the amazing part about crochet, it does not matter how long you have been gone, the fiber welcomes you back.  Right now I am finishing a mint shrug/sweater that I started last fall before the heavy cloud of school set in.  The best part is this shrug is made up of single crochet stitches.  This pattern is free from lion brand yarns.  I am using Red Heart With Love in Iced Aqua.

Here is a link to the FREE Pattern!

http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/L30117.html?ss=

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I will post a picture as I begin to finish this off.

What are you working on this summer? Leave a picture of your current project in the comments below!

Happy Hooking and (K)Nifty Knitting,

Megan

I’m Back!

Unfortunately over the last several months I have lost touch with both my blog, and my passion for fiber arts.  Over that time I have moved to a new city, started a new job, and was accepted to grad school.  With the new challenges ahead I feel it is more important than ever to get back into blogging and my passion.  So with my new adventures in my new city I have decided to join a crochet and knit club.  The first get together is tonight, and I am looking forward to meeting new people and learning new things!  I will let you all know how it goes tonight!

Happy Hooking, and (K)nifty Knitting,

Megan

I finished my knitting classes, now what happens?

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I finished my last knitting class last Saturday!  I am excited but at a bit of a loss as to what comes next.  So I did what any good fiber enthusiast does and went online.  In searching I found a wonderful set of beginning patterns and they are all free! 

The link is:  tincanknits.com/thesimplecollection.html

The set contains a scarf/baby blanket, a hat/cowl, socks/fingerless mitts, and two sweaters.  So I am going to knit through the set, at least the first three projects.  We will see how it goes and I will keep you updated on the progress.  For now I need to start casting on!

Happy Hooking and Nifty Knitting,
~ Megan

Happy Fiber Funny Monday! 2/17/2014

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I suppose this is not so much funny as it is awesome!   But a viewer caught this screen shot of someone knitting at the olympics… it looks like it is at a starting gate.  Which begs the question, where is the strangest or most interesting place you have knitted/crocheted?

For me I would have to say at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

I hope everyone has a nice week full of creative inspiration.

Happy Hooking and Nifty Knitting!

~ Megan

Update -2/18/2014

Alexis added this in a comment below with some insight into what the man was making so I thought I would share the link!

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304181204579370361647891256

Also it reminds us that men knit too!!!  (Some of my favorite knitting buddies are men)

~ Megan