Where do you find crochet inspiration? Do you find it in the fashion magazines you leaf through at the supermarket, from your latest issue of Interweave Crochet, or from natural or architecture?
Crochet stitches can re-create the shapes and structure of the things that surround us. Recently, in browsing through photographs stored on my computer, I found some pictures from a trip to Vancouver Canada for an Interweave Crochet photo shoot. There were leaves bigger than my head that I would love to re-create in a variegated yarn. The architecture of the Chinese garden (below) makes me itch to crochet Mandarin collars and intricate stitch patterns.
The pictures reminded
me of the motifs in the Interweave Crochet 2011 Calendar,
probably because they seem inspired by nature and architecture. I pulled
out my copy and studied each month's motif. (I can't wait until January
when I can hang it on my kitchen wall.)