And that means…New patterns I want to knit…and spin for…lol!
I picked up the new Vogue Knitting (Spring/Summer 08)…it features ‘organic style’ and we(me and my daughters) like a few of the designs! Not the norm for us and vogue…so it’s a nice surprise 🙂 Vogue is one of those magazines I have to have but rarely knit from. This issue inspired me to pull out the ‘eyelet candy’ issue from 07 too 🙂
The other one I found was Knit’NStyle’s June 08 issue — featuring Meg Swansen and summer projects. There are more than a couple sweaters/tanks and a shrug we like very much!
The first thing I want to make is the Ribby Tank and Shrug from the Knit’nStyle….
I’m desperately hoping that I can use the 30/70 seacell/silk blend roving I bought at The Black Lamb for this…wouldn’t it be just beautiful in an ivory silk???!
I began spinning last night…I don’t know how far it’s going to go and could well end up being another little top BUT it’s going to be beautiful regardless!
I’m aiming for a two ply dk/light worsted weight. The silk – lets just call it silk, it’s that soft!! – is not difficult to spin but does try to go thick and thin for me yet. I just hope, lol, that the ‘thick’ of one ply meets the ‘thin’ of the other! 🙂
Note to self – buy three bags of the seacell/silk next time…restraint!! What was I thinking?!