The new Interweave Knits Spring 2009 magazine is out and it is rockin'! I am so excited about it and have already picked out at least a half a dozen projects.
Some of my favs in the magazine are: Silk Cocoon Cardigan on pg 28 Petal Halter on pg. 32 Diminishing Rib Cardigan on pg. 36 Soap Bubble Wrap on pg. 37 Hannah Fettig's Whisper Cardigan on pg. 41 Sculptured Lace Scarf on pg. 42 And, oh my goodness, can't believe I almost overlooked the Delphine Lacy Cap-Sleeve Top on pg 20! My absolute favorite in the magazine! This pattern is from the new knit book called "French Girl Knits" of which I do not own yet but it is on my wish list. I am sort of a knit book and cook book junkie so I am practicing self-restraint; at least this week. The pattern is knitted with #2 Sportweight yarn like Blue Skys Alpacas Silk and is knitted on sizes US 2,3, and 4 needles. This is a must for me to knit and would look so amazing on my daughter! I love, love lace knitting; it is so feminine so of course I am attracted to any article or pattern that has lace. That being said, there is a good little article in Interweave Knits called "Shaping Lace with Short-Rows" by Kristin Omdahl. She offers some good info beyond the basics of lace knitting.
The ads in the magazine for new yarns and patterns are pretty awesome too. I am itching to go to the yarn shop and lust after some of those luxurious yarns; so trying not to spend any more money for yarn or books, for now! Can't wait for this stinking economy to turn around for more reasons than one. Now that is an issue we could spends hours discussing OR debating so let's just leave it at that.
You know, there are only so many hours in a day to do all you want or need to do and it never seems like the day is long enough. I am sure many of you feel the same way. Too, too much on my list to do and too many "extras" I like to do like knitting, cooking, gardening, hiking, running, etc.... I have gone three days without a chance to touch my needles and I am going in to DTS! Gotta go, picking up my needles to knit a row or two.
Have a great week and check out Interweave Knits!
.....He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair..." Isaiah 61:3
I love life and the substance of life... my Lord and Savior, family, friends, photography, hiking, gardening, cooking, knitting, art, reading, my dog, Beau....everything good and positive ~
the sun on my face, Layla's smile, a one-on-one conversation with Bradyn, snuggling with Adalei, a warm embrace....
I like holding hands, hugs, bonfires, and an early morning run on the beach....