September, October, November…. the months of autumn, of sweater weather, of the days getting shorter and shorter and cozier and cozier. So, of course, I bought way too many patterns and yarn and goodies. Am I ashamed of myself? Oh hell no! Did I continue in my perverse nature, unabashedly seeking new pursuits of knitting loveliness? Yep:)
Seriously, I pre-ordered Marie Wallin’s Shetland. It shipped before I could even contemplate whether I wanted it to ship or not.(I did.)
And yes, I have been knitting up a storm! Since the yarn swap, I decided to use this lovely aqua dreamy sock yarn and Rowan Kidsilk Haze for the Orchard Grass Stole pattern by Ashley Yousling – a pattern published in the second edition of Making Magazine. It’s a lovely pattern – and a really clever way of morphing feather and fan/old shale pattern into a simple lace pattern and back to feather and fan. I am enjoying the knitting.
Have also been working on the Afmaeli KAL sponsored by the Kammebornia podcast.
And I picked up the Bright Sweater by Junko Okamoto again. What a beautiful piece of work that is:)!
I have enjoyed knitting this pattern, just have to figure out where the decreases are! Really love the color – am concerned I will have to bargain with my youngest to knit her something else so I can keep this – but I won’t be upset if she keeps it – the color is perfect for her, too!
NOTE:For an excellent review of the Strickplaner (pron. “Shtrickplahnah”) please check out The Well Appointed Desk blog here.
So, here’s something I’m not sure if I should post here or on my planning blog. I am a big one for analogue planners, and I recently learned that knitwear designer Martina Behm (of Brickless fame) had developed a planner specifically for knitters. I was powerless and couldn’t resist the charm of a new planner for KNITTING!!! So of course I got it. And in case you had any questions about it, look here: Ms. Babs was the distributor for my copy.