Thoughts on Thursday
Imogen and a variation on a theme.
In her blog today, Carrie Bostick Hoge shares a new pattern and offers it for $4.00 for a short time. She uses Quince and Company yarn for her designs. This sweater was knit using Finch.
|Imogen Wool, by Carrie Bostick Hoge, image imported from http://swatchdiaries.blogspot.com/2012/08/imogen-wool.html|
|Imogen Tee, by Carrie Bostick Hoge, image imported from http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/imogen-tee|
|Immie Tee, by Carrie Bostick Hoge, imported from http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/immie-tee|
Shift of Focus, pattern by Veera Valimaki
I have been a faithful follower of Mel's podcast and blog since its inception. Each week she shows us patterns and FOs and yarn and button sources with such enthusiasm that it is a sure cure for those who have lost their knitting mojo. Mel filmed one of the episodes wearing the sweater below and it looks stunning. Don't you love how it looks on her? Go to her project page to see what mods she made to the pattern.
|Focus Mel, Focus|
I know a number of people that are making this sweater, and the Stockinette Zombies are having a KAL through the end of August with prizes to be awarded. Mel also made this and wore it in a recent podcast. I love her modifications to the pattern. She switched needles to increase the gauge, and I love how she left off the cable edging on the hem and the sleeves. The photo below shows the original pattern before mods.
|Gemini, by Jane Richmond|
KnitGirlls, episode 119
Zwerger Garn Opal Vincent Van Gogh
|Zwerger Garn Opal|
Sock the Vote!
|Join the party! Knit a sock with the SingleHandedKnits group.|
I am a proud member of the Toe Up party and look forward to finding a pattern to cast on October 1. We'll aim to finish our projects the day before the Presidential election. A super fun idea with loads of positive energy, nothing like the staid and stodgy politics so prevalent on the TV these days.
Edited to add this part.....
KnitGirlls, Fat Squirrel Speaks and My Hope
So here's the deal... it would seem that this pattern is the next to go viral in my virtual knit world..... it would appear that everybody is casting on this shawl.
|LaLaKnit's My Hope|
I watched Knitgrills and SingleHandedKnits and Stockinette Zombies and they are all mentioning FatSquirrel..... I wondered if it was a dyer, a designer or what?....so I googled and found the podcast, and sat in wonderment at the level of energy of the host. Trust me, you have to watch, just once. She is so funny, and so excited about yarn.
So, this is just a sample of what I have been perusing and pondering and resisting casting on. (Have you seen how many WIPs I have going??) .... I must focus there before starting anything new, but I can search for yarn, colors and patterns can't I????