Mood board Monday - Thinking outside the box

 Image Sources, top to bottom, left to right:  elbow patch ,  painting dye onto knit  ,   dip dyed cardigan  ,   embroidered shoulders  ,      cloud sweater  ,    zigzag shoulders .

Ok, so at first glance this might not be my most striking mood board. The images are all different and there isn't a clear theme, but wait! Give it another chance, this mood board is all about thinking outside the box and taking your knits to the next level. I know that I for one often suffer from "simple knits syndrome". I love super simple stockinette and garter stitch as much as the next gal, and often times those simple knits are just what the doctor ordered, but other times I really long to reach for the stars and take my FO's to the next level by adding extra detail even after I've cast off. Maybe add a little bit of embroidery or duplicate stitch to a finished garment, or how cool would it be to experiment with dyeing your knit AFTER you've knit your project? I am going to dip dye a sweater any day now. I'm actually seriously considering nominating my I Heart Aran pullover in Natural as the perfect knit for the job... I'll keep you posted!