I spent a lot of time looking at the finalists' entries for the 2014 Knitted Textile Awards - a UK Hand Knitting Association scheme. Here are a few of the entries I particularly liked (and managed to get a decent photo of, too).
I liked Camille Hardwick's Oxymoron piece - she won first prize, I later discovered.
Becca Tansley's jacket was inspired by the rusting steel and rivets of a Victorian railway bridge.
And Claire Sams knitted pigeon, scavenging discarded food, is fun.