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!