Where do you usually get your project ideas from?
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Mondays: "Snowman Alphabet", designed by Linda Gillum, chart in Cross Stitch Gold, issue 17
Tuesdays: "Shades of Aubergine", designed by Mary Hickmott, chart in New Stitches issue 131
Wednesdays: "Amish Quilt Sampler", designed by Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum for Told in a Garden
Thursdays: "Blue Porcelain Collection", design by Di Noyce, chart in Jill Oxton's Cross Stitch and Beading, issue 57
Fridays: "Blue and White China", design by Leslie Teare, chart in Cross Stitch Gold issue 20
Saturdays: "Golden Gate Avenue", design by Nancy Rossi for Janlynn
Sundays: "Winter's Twilight" stocking, design by Dennis P.Lewan for Dimensions Gold
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I've used all of the resources that you listed. Sometimes I will buy a skein of yarn just for the pattern that's on it. I have a pattern book of ripple baby afghans that I have used. I've gotten a lot of patterns off the internet for projects. I'll exchange patterns with friends.
I get them anywhere I can LOL!!!
I'm a TRUE SUCKER for magazines I'll tell you! But I own a few books (I usually won't buy them unless they are on sale) and I've bought a few individual patterns from my LYS. I do love the free online ones too....
I just looked at my books, maybe it's more than just a "few" I can see 7 from across the room, there's probably three or four more over there I can't see because they are smaller.
That's why I love the magazines, it's like looking at a book but not. I tear out what patterns I want to save and recycle the rest. I've got about 20 patterns in a plastic basket and will transfer them to plastic sleeves in a folder someday. Probably this summer when I have more time.
I get so excited about patterns and knitting I almost can't stand myself LOL.
So much to do, so little time...
I hear you on that...LOL...I have one on the go and about 20 more I want to do :)
You sound just like me - I always get super excited and want to do everything NOW!
I didn't even answer my own question!
I get 99% of my patterns off the net, and tons from lionbrand.com.