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Non-Knitting Related Knitting Inspiration

Knitting Inspiring

Happy Wednesday! Today I would like to share with you slightly different from what I usually do. Apart from a day job and my family, my mind revolves around knitting almost 24 hours a day (honestly, I even dream of it!). I love scrolling through knitwear photography, reading about new designers, creating inspiring mood boards, etc. But at some point I realized how important it is to zone out a little bit and look around you and see the world through different angles and filters. And it’s amazing how much more inspired I am right now to knit and come up with ideas! So, I would like to share with you today my favorite profiles that have absolutely nothing to do with knitting, but that give me ideas, put me in a certain mood and just inspire to knit!

Here are my favorite knitting inspiring non-knitting related profiles:


Dancing magnetic sun fields, distant galaxies shots and views of our little blue planet make me wonder and gasp in awe. And in contrast with all this grand mind-blowing drama going on up there, my knitting feels so familiar and cozy…


Viktoria created such a cozy home in a small apartment in NY – full of light, plants and cute little interior details. Every time I visit her profile, I want to throw on a cotton sweater, grab needles, turn on music, find a cozy corner in my room and knit away!


This young and very talented self-taught photographer and film maker is just one more prove that today you can learn whatever you want and be good at it. The way he “sees” people, nature and cities is so enticing. I don’t know why and how, but after watching his mini-movies, I always feel inspired to pick up my yarn, try, experiment and enjoy every single stitch.


It is so interesting that I keep coming back to this profile when I need a sparkle of inspiration for my knits – I am not that much into cooking and elaborate desserts, but every time I want to create a new visual yarn story, I come here for inspiration. Maybe it’s the styling, or neutral shades or just because these photos show how much Linda loves what she does keep bringing me back here.


The community of travel photographers inspired by Russian nature. I lived all my life in a city I’ve never seen that side of my home country before. The photos make me look around, find beauty in small things and be grateful for the nature I am blessed to be around with right now. And nature and knitting go hand in hand for me.


Sarah Curtin collects wall images in her profile and it is absolutely fascinating – shapes, textures and colors are so inspiring. I often use it as a mood board when I want to come up with something interesting in my knitting projects.

I am always happy to hear where you draw your inspiration for your craft!


By | 2017-08-09T06:24:18+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Inspiration, Knitting|7 Comments


  1. Barbara Zeier August 9, 2017 at 6:41 am - Reply

    Thank you so very much for sharing your (and other’s photographs) and your thoughts. I always look forward to your posts. You are in San Miguel now aren’t you? I will be moving there in 18-24 months and hope to meet you then.

    • Alina August 9, 2017 at 9:55 am - Reply

      Hello Barbara! So happy to hear you enjoy my little knitting space! I am not in San Miguel right now – it was just one-year long stay. But I am sure you will enjoy this magical town, its beautiful architecture, narrow cobble stone streets filled with flowers and delicious food!!! Make sure to visit Kathy’s Yarns shop there 🙂

  2. Barbara Zeier August 9, 2017 at 10:14 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for your quick response. I hate that I won’t meet you in person–you sound like a beautiful soul! I will be back in SMA early next year and will visit Kathy’s then. I am a new knitter and when I went last year, I wasn’t knitting, but did find her thru researching all the wonderful things that San Miguel has to offer. Have a great week; keep knitting; keep posting those glorious posts.

    • Alina August 15, 2017 at 1:55 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much for your kind words of support, Barbara!

  3. Lisa August 11, 2017 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    These are great! I can see how they’d be inspiring to any creative mind.

    And I am also the type of person who thinks of knitting (or art) 24/7! 🙂

    • Alina August 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm - Reply

      I am glad you like then, Lisa! Knitting can definitely take your life over, haha – so much to learn and explore in this craft!

  4. karen August 16, 2017 at 5:27 am - Reply

    I am a notebook lover so this one is right up my alley. Knitting is the best craft ever and one that never tires me ever. Love the blue yarn.

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