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Friday, September 9, 2011

There are things...

There are things I forgot to show you!  I think I even teased you with a mention here and there, but I never got to the goods.  Fortunately, we still have these books and magazines at the shop, and they are still pretty fabulous.  Here we go.

Interweave Knits Weekend Knits 2011.  (This is another one of those special issues that you'll have to hit the shop to see, since it's not part of a subscription package.)  There are several projects in this issue that caught my attention.

Diana's Cardigan
Gansey Leg Warmers in Road to China Light
Elm Street Socks
Kilronan Mittens in Terra
Braided Slipper Socks in Cascade 128 Superwash
Norquin Beret in Canopy Fingering
In addition to the pretty projects, there are a few nice articles, too.  This one provides instructions for tying and wearing scarves, if you need help with that sort of thing.

Another article delves into the world of handwashing.  Great reference for you and great information to pass on to recipients of your handknit masterpieces.

The Best of Interweave Crochet and Knitted Lace: collections to add to your own library or to give as gifts.

Here are a few snippets from the crochet collection.
Alpine Frost Scarf
Boteh Scarf
Stone Path Hat
Babette Blanket
And the lace collection.  (A few of these aren't listed on the Ravelry page for the book, but I promise they are in there.)
Fountain Pen Shawl
Slanting Plaid Stole
Victoria Tank
Apres Surf Hoodie
Paisley Shawl
Bettie's Lace Stockings
Finally, Knit and Spin!  Great for spinners of all levels, and, really, knitters of all levels, too.  The magazine is full of designs for handspun yarn, but ready-spun yarn will work, too.  It's broken up into categories, which helps if you are working with a limited amount of yarn.

Stuff for the hands, including the Fleece Lined Mittens from the cover
Hats!  Love the Camel and Polwarth Hat
The luxury of handspun, handknit socks...Annukka
Pretty scarf choices, including the Undulating Scarf
Oh my, a Handspun Bunny Sweater
There is some great information in here about wool and yarn in general.  I have not yet allowed myself to consider spinning, but I know one of us at the shop has...stop by and ask Adrienne to show you her pretty handspun.

I am linking to the Ravelry pages for these projects, because the links are much more reliable and detailed than Interweave's links.  Do you all use Ravelry?  Anyone interested in a little primer?  Just say the word, and I'll get to work.  Perhaps we could pool our collective knowledge and share tips and tricks.
In the meantime, stroll on down to the shop, enjoy some well-deserved air conditioning, and thumb through some of our books and magazines.  See you soon!

1 comment:

  1. I've done the Victoria Lace Tee, in color, with lovely results & am dying to do Bettie's Lace Stockings. They only require 2 balls of Rowan 4-ply Soft...what have I been waiting for? Thanks for the reminder, Leah!