Creations, Original Patterns, Ornaments, Ramblings, Random Topics

“I” is for Inchworm!

Looking back over my “A” to “Z” Knitting Challenge list, I was horrified to see that I had decided that “I” was for Inchworm.  Seriously, who in their right mind chooses to knit an inchworm?! I was very tempted to cheat and come up with another item for this letter, but I knew I would hate myself for that decision.  So after much soul searching and luckily, a spark of imagination, I am very happy to present “I” is for Inchworm! This little guy is happily measuring his way through a garden abloom with Marigolds searching for the largest one!

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I knit a cover for a small canvas using two shades of Lion Brand’s Shawl in a Ball, (one of my favourite new yarns, see this month’s newsletter!) and used some of the colours from my Dollar Store mini yarn find for the Marigolds and the worm.  I am so happy with this project and am very thankful that I stuck with my original plan!  Next up is “J” is for Jewelry Box!

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Introducing the MurisKnits’ Monthly Newsletter!

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Introducing the MurisKnit’s monthly newsletter, “Knitting News & Notions”!  At the end of every month I will be releasing Knitting News & Notions which includes a few regularly featured items & columns and I will see what else comes up that strikes my fancy!  I see this as the perfect place to share some of my thoughts, triumphs, reviews and discoveries as I progress through my knitting adventure! Feel free to comment if there is anything you would like to see featured.

Please click on the PDF link below if you are interested in reading this month’s premier issue! I hope you enjoy this new feature, I am really excited to share my latest project!

June 2017 Knitting News and Notions

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In the Beginning

I started MurisKnits just over two years ago and it has been quite an exciting adventure building the business and developing the ideas, patterns and strategies for moving forward. I found myself pondering how the whole experience began and thought it would be a fun story to share.

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What Inspires you?

I am constantly surprising myself with my sources of inspiration.  There are the more obvious things, like someone else’s finished work, nature, or piece of art, but I find that the more I let my imagination loose, the more things bring me inspiration.

I live in a fairly small Atlantic coast city and have an amazing view from my apartment window of the city and the harbour. This morning, I am watching smoke coming out of a large chimney stack at the Children’s Hospital a couple of blocks away, and I am suddenly overwhelmed with an idea for a fat fluffy white sheep! Is this normal?

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I am lucky that the most important person in my life, my son, is a successful artist, so I have someone who understands me, well most of the time anyway! Co-workers, however, are another thing entirely!  They often look a little confused and perhaps even afraid when in the middle of a meeting, my eyes suddenly glaze over and I stare into the middle distance. Snapped out of my revery, by a nudge or a questioning comment, I apologize saying “Sorry, I just had a idea for a new pattern”!

On occasion, strangers on the street have nearly run up my back due to me stopping suddenly to examine  a pretty leaf on the ground ablaze with colours perfect for my next scarf!

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I have even been known to take a photo of a bowl of lentils and spinach or some such thing!

The list goes on and on, what inspires you? I would love to hear!