Thursday, July 24, 2008

Stylin' Grannies

Well! That's what came in my mailbox today!

Ya know why? 'Cause I have a hat in this book.

You can preorder it here, or wait a month or so and grab one from the book store.

Either way, get one. There are some very cute things in this book!

And speaking of crochet, very soon I want to show you some crochet swatching I've been doing with some very pretty yarns!

I know--I'm a tease. See ya soon!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

So Many Stitches... little time. I figure I've got about 40 more years to play with yarn, and it won't be enough!

I've been spending some time with this gorgeous Fly Designs Nymph that I got from Sue at Little Knits in conjunction with the oh-so-fun Vogue Stitchionary 2 (of course, it's the one with the cables). So many interesting cable stitch patterns to jump from! I like to start with an established pattern and expand it, pull parts from it and stick in other spots, etc. You'll see.

I also had to revisit this cable. Using just one repeat of it on the back of these gloves was not enough. I had to have more! Now the cable is a part of a top-down pullover I'm making with Elsebeth Lavold Classic AL (50% baby alpaca/ 50% merino=100% YUM) that'll be done in time for fall. Only Fred and Sonya have seen it! Sonya has even tried one on--Fred, not so much.

And as soon as I'm done with the sweater, I get to delve into this box of Louet Riverstone that arrived from Patternworks last week. I've never done a felted piece with this yarn, but I hear from Joanne that it's divine. She made Rudies with this yarn.

Can't wait to cake it up and get started.

What have you been up to??