Sunday, November 27, 2011

{Winter Knitting Update}

Man I really wish Winter would hurry up and get here.  The weather outside still feels distinctly of fall and I'm getting antsy for the gray skies and icy mornings.  It can hold the ice until after finals though (10 days from now!).

So yeah... blogging. hehe Recently I was visiting Virginia's Blog called Virginia is for...  and she was asking for volunteers to take her back issues of Interweave Knits.  Since it's my favorite of all magazines I spoke up with a "Yes! Yes! Yes Please!" and she was kind enough to send me all she had along with a very sweet note:

So incredibly cool! I love Interweave and there are  always a couple projects in each magazine that I want to knit.  I had a subscription last year though so now I have doubles of each of the seasons from 2010, Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.  If anyone would like them I'd be happy to pass them along. :)

Meanwhile, I'm knitting a sweater to prepare, and hopefully to bring good MoJo, for cool weather.  I bought the pattern for Cromarty by Heather Dixon the instant I saw it because I even had yarn for it!

photos from Army of Knitters

Isn't it perfect!  Going to be gorgeous when it's done, but I have some tinking to do first.  I was tired and I blew through about 3 rows of lace when I wasn't paying attention. I'm not sure how I did it since there's lace on EVERY row, but there ya go.  The yarn is pretty big so it shouldn't take too long once I feel like doing it. lol  The pattern is super well written (so totally my fault, not the designer's) and there's even a knit-a-long on Ravelry if you're interested.  The pattern is kinda steep at $9, but since I already had the yarn for it... oh and I also was in LOVE with it, I splurged.  Consequently, when you pay good money for patterns they're usually super well written and easy to follow. Who knew? hehe  This one is no exception to that trend.

Speaking of Interweave, have you looked at the Winter 2011 yet?  I'm kind of obsessed with the Briar Rose Tunic.  Go there and find out why.  I probably wouldn't knit it quite so long, but otherwise i'm all up ons that pattern.  I need to get my hands on that pattern for sure.

I've also finished a project oh about... 2 months ago that I haven't written about yet.  School and all, blah blah blah. lol It's almost done! Then I can be back to blogging regularly! hehe

I called this the Forest for the Trees cowl.  I just made up a pattern of alternating cable and lace and cast on enough stitched to go around.

The colour is a deep pumpkin and I love love love  the yarn, Fluffy DK from Gaia's Colours (discontinued), but to tell you the truth... I'm just not sure cowls are for me.  I can't figure out how to wear it to look right.  I like it under a coat, but I'm struggling to make it look right after the coat comes off.  Do you guys have any hints for wearing cowls?

Well, I think that's it for me. :)  You folks probably won't hear from me again until after finals, about December 10th or so.  Wish me luck!


  1. Since I just began knitting, but LOVE magazines, I'd love to take your doubles if they are still available...

  2. Sorry, so excited forgot to comment on the cowl...Love it! Love the color and I bought some of Gaia's yarns before she closed, but haven't used them yet...I've made several cowls now, but it's been too warm to wear them yet...

  3. oo great gift of magazines! I love the cowl. I have knit one but not actually worn one yet. The color is very yummy so is your sweater yarn I love red.

  4. Sorry meant to ask do you by chance have a double of the Interweave Knits Weekend 2009? I would love to have that issue for the pattern of the Provence Cloche. I don't normally buy knit magazines but I really want to knit that hat. So I would love to have that issue but if it isn't possible thats fine too.

  5. Heather J: I can't email you back from your comment because your email isn't attached to your profile. I hope you think to check back here! I don't have any Interweave Weekends magazines, but I would suggest going in to the libraries on Ravelry and seeing if anyone there has one for sale. :) good luck!

  6. YAY! I'm glad you got the magazines. :) Makes me happy they went to a good home.

    And the new sweater project looks awesome!

  7. Very cool magazine haul! I find the same thing with cowls, I love them, but can't quite figure out how to get them to work right.

  8. Thanks for popping over to projectforty - your knits are exquisite! Am inspired....

  9. Hope your finals are going well. My son is studying for calc and o-chem, so I know the vibe!