Check this out! It's the ShibuiKnits Kago pattern from Knit/Purl
in Portland, OR. I'm all aflutter with the romance of brisk fall weather and more than anything I want a really comfortable, cozy, but also really not frumpy new sweater.
I wish I could knit this in one short evening. The reality is that making it would set all my many works-in-progress even further behind. Sigh.
As I was daydreaming about a perfect fall sweater (wouldn't it be divine if it was cashmere or Alpaca?)I had a glimmer of hope while looking at Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac
. The December project is a Hurry-up Last Minute Sweater
in very chunky weight wool. Maybe there will be time for something simple. Like a top-down with a deep v-neck out of thick Alpaca from Elann...
Any pattern inspirations from my knitting friends?
I finished my sweet little EZ potholder a couple of days ago and it has already been involved in the baking of 3 dozen chocolate chip cookies, and a stirfry dinner. See it posing here with my high-priced hand model.
fervor has been temporarily slowed while I figure out a way to get my hands on the Baby Surprise Jacket
pattern. The library has me on a list, but I may just buy myself Knitter's Workshop
as an early birthday present.
And lastly, the other day I walked into the kitchen and discovered this:
The baby climbs inside the box of beer to begin his birthday celebration a few days early.