Coffee Tables - The Knitter’s Edition

When I was younger, every time I saw a Folger's commercial I was so excited to be an adult so that I could have the best part of waking up be Folger's in my cup. Now that I am actually (kind of) an adult, I've discovered that the best part of waking does not, in fact, involve Folgers. But rather, includes recoiling like a vampire once the light hits my face and hitting the snooze button three times.

Once I am finally up and at 'em, I plop myself on the couch and either do one of three things -stare blankly out of the window, read the paper (okay who am I kidding, I read the news online), or flip through what is on my coffee table to get inspired for the day or week. If I am reading a really good book, that often keeps me company, too! Right now I am reading,  "I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala". 

I switch my coffee table up from time to time and will have anything on there from photography books to sometimes even board games. I'll admit, when I first started working at Jimmy Beans, I was not a knitter. And now that I've been sucked in (I now fully relate when people talk about unfinished WIP's, yarn stashes, and weaving in the ends...ugh.), I can't get enough of it!

(Full disclosure: I may be a knitter, but I never said I was a good knitter.)

As for that really cute little knitted cactus, my friend and co-worker, Jenny, knitted it for me. I don't have the greenest of thumbs so this is a great alter-knit-ive :) You can find the pattern here.

Anywho, here are some really great books that not only have a great look and feel, they have some really, really beautiful patterns in them as well! I highlighted my favorites from each one. Do you have any favorites that you keep out as inspiration and decoration? Or do you decorate the house with knitting? Comment below! Always looking for new ideas :)

Making No. 4/ Lines Raina Shawl 

Knit Wit Issue 7 Kimber Beret

Westknits Bestknits Number 2 Askews Me Poncho

Plum Dandi High Cliff Hat

P.S. Here are some books that I'm really excited to get! 

Handmade Getaway by Jacqueline Sava and Karyn Valino

Vogue Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book

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  1. Hi! I bought a big glass cookie jar for my coffee table, and I keep whatever yarn inspires me or my "on deck" project in it. Makes me so happy to have a way to celebrate some of the yarn in my stash... color always elevates my mood.

    1. Hi Amy! That's an awesome idea! What do you have in there now? I just finished a Knit Collage cowl and am thinking about what to knit next! All ideas or inspiration are welcome :) Happy Monday! -Nadia

  2. Where can I find stitch markers, point protectors, other knitting or crochet 'seller's ? Stopped a year ago because of broken wrist. Ready to try - and can't find my "accessories" stash Have yarn and needles.

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