Here is a great website that is both a retail store and a beautifully crafted site which is pleasing to the eye and inspiring. In fact, I am pretty sure I have heard of Purl on the Martha Stewart show ... so if it is up to her standards, it is up to mine.
I would love to make these:
This photo is featured on the Purl Bee blog and I don't know if it is the photograph, or the colors used in these fingerless gloves, but they are so charming I want to learn to knit just to make them.
The Purl Bee blog provides great project ideas - complete with amazing photographs - for knitting, crochet, and sewing projects. The Purl website is fun to explore because of the range of fabrics, yarns and tools. I think I need to develop some skills soon, because I often can't resist buying the materials to make such wonderful things .. and then they sit in my closet, untouched for weeks, months and yes, sometimes even years!