I'm on a knitting high. I want to start fifteen new projects. I want to knit for a living. I want to roll around in yarn, decorate my person with stitch markers, and paper the walls with lace charts.
The second I finished the baby sweater I was on fire to start something new. I've been digging around in stash, searching for exactly the right yarns and have been rewarded with some lovely choices.
See the mustachioed gentleman over there? I'm going to knit that for Goldisox (probably with buttons at his request, although I lean toward the ziper) in a gorgeous heathered medium blue Elann Peruvian Highland Chunky wool. The pattern is another one of those fabulous top-downs from Knitting Pure and Simple
Remember how I raved about the new Vogue Knitting last week? Well, the new Interweave Knits arrived today and I swear to you I am in a Yarn Swoon right now. It's close to the perfect issue, second only to my beloved Spring 2004, the sight of which causes me to hyperventilate. This issue is rich with patterns, articles, ideas, magic. You know how some magazines practically levitate off the stands and into your hands? I swear this one spiraled out of my mailbox, up the driveway, and into my heart. If you need something to reactivate your knitting mojo, baby, this is it!
Take a look for yourself.
See that handsome man on page 55? I think that's Jared Flood, aka Brooklyn Tweed
, the designer and knitter of that gorgeous Cobblestone Pullover. Knitters, it's knit in the round! The only seams are underarm seams! It's shown in Classic Elite Skye Tweed and -- even better news -- CEST is ON SALE RIGHT NOW at WEBS
for $3.29 and $3.99 per skein, depending on color.
And how about the Snowflake Socks? Chrissy Gardiner designed them. The chart is easy-peasy and (how cool is this?) they're knitted up in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport which means faster progress.
Last but not least, I practically danced around the room when I saw Michele Rose Orne's Composed Mitts. Probably not the easiest knit on the planet but OMG would they be worth it! She uses Blue Sky Alpaca Sport Weight on US4s.
Great designs! Great textures! Great colors! Hottie designers! Short of delivering itself with a pitcher of margaritas and a cabana boy, IK couldn't have done any better.