Monday, December 08, 2008

My Precious

I have an unhealthy affection for this sweater. It is the first sweater I have knit for myself that I feel like when it is complete it will magically bequeath on me all the transcendent beauty it promises in the pattern photos and I will be transformed into a dancing wood nymph with wild flowers in my hair - or something.
But really,I love this sweater. So much.

Wisteria from Fall 2008 Twist Collective

(And by the way, I am just trying to keep the sweater from curling up there with my hand, in case you were getting really worried about me)

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Just Cowl Me Obsessed

Why haven't I thought of making these before?

They take so much less yarn and time than a scarf. And you can try out one skein of a special yarn without breaking the bank. These bulky neckwarmers are Lion Brand Wool-Ease thick and quick - not so special, but I got it on sale for scarves and then found all these neckwarmer/cowl patterns on ravelry and am in love! These will be Christmas gifts for various people.
I also started a Bainbridge Scarf in some Manos Silk Blend that I've had around - And I splurged and bought a hank of beautiful Jade Sapphire Mongolian Cashmere - my first cashmere - and I'm looking at the Abby cowl pattern from the Fall 08 Knitty as a possible use for it. Saw one knit up on one of the ladies at my LYS (Renaissance Yarns in Kent,WA - beautiful new space in Kent Station for anyone in the area!)It looked so warm and cozy and elegant. Can't wait to finish the Christmas cowls so I can start working with the Cashmere.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008


The Happy Father's Day, Happy Birthday, Halloween, and Thanksgiving Cobblestone is complete. So glad it's over even though the pattern is very well-written and the resulting sweater so appealing and wearable - Man sweaters are just BIG and I don't think I'll knit a man size sweater again anytime soon. I will enjoy looking at my man in his sweater though, because it's awfully cute on him.