Březen 2010

Spring 2010 knitting

4. března 2010 v 21:39
Ok, that's it… I am done with winter. With snow on the ground, and more coming soon, I just don't want to look at tweedy yarn or wooly fabric. My wooly WIP? Going into the basket until late summer. I'm not working on it anyway, due to its mind-numbing boring-ness. It's time to look toward spring, and I'm going to give myself permission to start work on some lovely warm weather projects! With that in mind, I went looking for the new spring knitting patterns, most of which are out or at least previewed by now.
First is the new Knitscene, which is in stores. How am I not going to love it when Connie is the featured designer? She has designed my most favorite sweater projects. I love her henley (first below) which has some great details and looks like waffle stitch (love me some waffle stitch) and the geodesic cardigan, which besides having a cool name rings one of my current bells - laceweight yarn knit at a loose gauge. There are also some really beautiful shawls in this issue, including one knit in worsted weight (I wear my worsted weight lace shawls constantly… they are both warm and classy!)
The preview for the new Interweave Knits is out as well. I have to tell you, I am not feeling it. I like a few pieces, and I will buy the magazine because I am a collector, but with the exception of Connie's tank (do I sound like a broken record here?) I am not sure there is anything I would make. OK, unvarnished truth time here… I really hate the loose knitted camisoles over long sleeved shirts. It's just odd, and I don't know anyone who dresses like that. Now, I'm sure the camisoles may be nice on their own, but the styling is just weird. I don't really knit camisoles anyway (in my experience, if it's hot enough for something strappy, I don't want a sweater) but I can't be the only one who just hates this look.
Ok so… enough whining about that. I also took a look at Rowan's offerings this season. First of all, I'm really excited that they are doing a dedicated crochet book.