I actually had loads of fun with this Pinterest competition by Love Knitting. The idea was to tell “A Midsummer Knit’s Dream”, pin anything you want love and dream about. And of course pin some stuff from LoveKnitting.com, which isn’t hard :)
Pinterest is an image sharing network where you clip images into boards, as I wrote before, it’s blogging boiled down to its essentials.
Here is the winner’s announcement. I really like the two other boards chosen for prizes as well, by Jan Smith and Danielle Dammes. Actually, no kidding: when I saw those entries, and realized they had taken the Shakespearean interpretation. I thought I had misunderstood the competition! Theirs were full of lovely fairies and mystical magical elements as you’d find in the comedy.
So I’m really pleased my idea came through. Thanks to the team for picking my board!
What I did with my Midsummer Knit’s board
Guys, I spent a lot of time on this. It’s kind of embarrassing.
Tip: As you pin the items they stay in the order you pin them, and you can’t rearrange them. So if you want to pin and tell a story, you have to pin in the order you want the pictures to appear. So first I made one board, collecting all the stuff I might want. Then I re-pinned to a second board, editing anything that didn’t fit and to put them in order: yellow greens / seaside nautical / dream blues / faded end of summer.
I wanted to tell a colour story from the start of summer to the end: bright yellows of gorse and iris; to seaside fun to the faded summer colours of high grasses. I combined my own photos with pins. I also wanted to mix in my own plans for summer: to go to Rathlin Island, and have a few days this summer knitting by the beach. Along the way I got inspired by some artist’s work. And I also found some cool items and patterns on the Love Knitting.
I was especially inspired by this image of the Clover wool roving from LoveKnitting.
Doesn’t it look exactly like this photo of the coast?
I was so excited when I finished the board, I actually showed it to my husband. I think he did nod politely. It’s nice someone else thought it was worth a prize :) Thanks to the team at Love Knitting!
So now I get a shopping spree. I’m planning on getting some nice yarns for children’s jumpers for Christmas. (It’s not too early to start, right?) Oh and of course this fun travel sized hook for some spontaneous rock crocheting on the beach :)