Happy springtime! I love this time of year when we (sometimes) start to feel the sun, my instagram feed fills up with pictures of lambs and the days get longer. And ever since the Edinburgh Yarn Festival my needles have been moving at super-speed, finishing up old projects and working on shawls, toys and light sweaters for the children I know. It seems like there is inspiration everywhere, so today I thought I’d share a few of my favourite projects inspired by spring.
Seeing the toy designs knitted up in bright, more unusual colours is one of my favourite things, so I couldn’t resist this adorable mousie knitted by kippiann, especially when he’s obviously made a friend already.
And finally, a very spring-like Strokkur that I absolutely love (and not just because there’s a sheep peeking in the background.) Bossyfemme told me that ‘I knit that sweater in Seattle Seahawks colours because I was moving to Seattle & was hoping to meet sports friends & knitting friends simultaneously. I wear it constantly.’
We recently started stocking cross stitch kits from Junebug and Darlin both because we love them and also because we recognise that in parts of the world that aren't Scotland, there are months when knitting is not that enjoyable and it is good to have other craft options.
Zoe was kind enough to record a brief overview of her crafting philosophy. We have shared that over on Ysolda's instagram, but we are putting the transcript here.