Pinterest Insomnia Inspiration for Knitters

There are so many amazing knitting patterns out in the world that it’s almost cruel. I love so many, yet I know I will never get to them all in my lifetime, try as I might. Between Ravelry and Pinterest alone, the inspiration is simply out of control. Why on earth are we still coming up with new knitting designs! There are already so many. Enough to occupy even the most obsessed knitter for a lifetime! Nonetheless, the creative drive to make a new must endure. 

Carry on, designers. Carry on.

I don’t spend a ton of time on Pinterest. In general, I try to unplug as much as I possibly can. Sometimes when I can’t sleep at night, I will scroll through Pinterest and pin patterns and knit inspirations that catch my eye. I call this my Pinterest Insomnia Inspiration. I pin some knits because I know I want to cast on and make my own (next year!). Others I know I will never knit (hello complicated colorwork!), but they are simply so stunning that I must share them on my Pinterest boards.

I always love sweaters and tees, particularly patterns with unique and striking design elements.

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I have had hats on my brain lately. These two in particular caught my eye. It’s not as easy as one might think to find a new, creative way to design a hat. And am I the only knitting mother feeling guilty because I have never knit my child a toy? Hello, holiday season/December birthday!

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Socks! Now that I knit one pair, I suddenly have an entirely separate Pinterest board. Just for socks. I am sunk!

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Do you use Pinterest? If so, please find me so we can be Pinterest friends. I guess that’s a thing now.

Note all images are sourced from Pinterest with the hope they bring positive support to the talented creators of these lovely knitted projects.









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  • Reply MrsKirstyHoll September 25, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    May have just pinned a lot from you boards onto mine!! πŸ™‚ some great finds and my todo list just got longer again!!! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Lina September 25, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    I am on Pinterest but must admit to not using Pinterest for knitting… I guess I should get on that! You have lovely pins. I am also the guilty mother who has never knit her child a toy. But my mom has, so I think that counts. πŸ˜‰

    • Reply Andrea @ This Knitted Life September 27, 2015 at 1:32 pm

      Pinterest is great for knitting. I have found a lot of favorites there…but also a bit of a worm whole if you aren’t careful.

  • Reply nanacathy2 September 26, 2015 at 1:12 am

    I tried pininterest and realised I could get addicted, so I don’t go there anymore. I just knit instead!

  • Reply Tamera L September 26, 2015 at 9:18 am

    Totally do the same thing with my boards, late at night! (Maybe that’s why my Knitting board is so huge and unfocused? Must try to get better at this whole “sleeping” thing…)

  • Reply Paula @ Spin a Yarn September 26, 2015 at 11:10 am

    I just went to follow you and realized that I already do πŸ™‚ You have some lovely pins. I need to organize my knitting board into categories instead of one big category.

  • Reply Alina September 27, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    Absolutely beautiful collection! It is truly fascinating how many possibilities holds a simple knitted stitch!

  • Reply Andrea @ This Knitted Life September 27, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Thanks Alina. Almost too many possibilities…but there could be worse problems I suppose.

  • Reply Andi September 27, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    I found you on Pinterest. πŸ™‚
    That place in my rabbit hole. So many possibilities. I thought Ravelry was bad, but man I want to cook, eat, and create everything on Pinterest. You found some lovelies.

    • Reply Andrea @ This Knitted Life September 27, 2015 at 9:29 pm

      Some days , Pinterest is inspiration. Other days, it makes me feel inadequate as a human being. Sigh.

  • Reply Tina September 28, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Found you and following you πŸ™‚ Lovely finds posted … now I have more to think about knitting, lol.

  • Reply carolinehauf September 29, 2015 at 5:40 am

    I agree with you in your comment to Andi, there is a real chance that many days Pinterest makes me feel completely inadequate and that there aren’t nearly enough hours in the day with which to make all of the beautiful things. Having said that I’m off now to peek at your boards and have a little lookie loo…

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