Stripe pattern generator and garter stitch amazement

I recently came across this site called the stripe generator

http://www.biscuitsandjam.com/stripe_maker.php

Basically just select the colours that you like and want to use in your stripey piece of work and ta dah!

http://www.biscuitsandjam.com/stripe_maker.php?action=generate&colorArr%5B%5D=black&colorArr%5B%5D=lightskyblue&colorArr%5B%5D=lightpink&colorArr%5B%5D=thistle&rownumArr%5B%5D=1&rownumArr%5B%5D=2&rownumArr%5B%5D=3&rownumArr%5B%5D=4&totalRows=100

What is fun is that I can keep refreshing the page and the stripe pattern changes constantly!

What has inspired me to make more garter stitch blankets are the multicoloured fields that I came across when I typed garter stitch blanket into google

https://mymateriallife.wordpress.com/tag/the-textile-design-book/

What surprises me though is that garter stitch blankets really do look beautiful! Garter stitch is the easiest possible stitch that any knitter can do as it is knit every stitch and knit every row – this is something every beginner can do ! The beautiful examples that I found on google of garter stitch blankets are all so striking due to the different colours used in the blanket.

This blanket is mesmerising due to the use of bright colours. The photo came from the blog ‘completely cauchy’ – link below

http://cauchycomplete.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/sl1wyif-kfb-k-to-last-st-ktbl/

 

You don’t need to alternate the colours after a set amount of rows for your blanket to look good

This blanket is just as striking with a random amount of rows each time and alternating the colours at will!Β http://mimikirchner.com/blog/archives/category/knitting/

The last knit

I was looking for Spanish knitting blogs when I came across a blog with this video on it.

The scary thing is I can understand the crazy lady in this video and her need to knit and to do something instead of just sit and do nothing, which is probably the reason why I so often knit while watching tv shows as my friends well know!

I just hope that knitting doesn’t lead me down the path to insanity like this lady! At least I am aware now !

One thing is for certain tho – I WILL NEVER KNIT WITH HUMAN HAIR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6ZjMWLqJvM&feature=player_embedded#!

Natural gas knitting advert :) love

I just came across this advert while I was procrastinating and it made me so happy. Just the thought of a house completely covered in wool would be lovely.

Also it reminded me of how much I want to do some yarn bombing and cover something in yarn – anything! a tree! a staircase anything πŸ™‚

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUFnH7KYMFE

I found it interesting to watch ‘the making of’ video below

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ-mVJEbJpE&feature=related