Monday, December 05, 2005

Patterns, Patterns, Patterns!

Ok - just a quickie tonight before I fall asleep sitting up.

I'm SO excited about the new Knitty! While there are several patterns I really don't care for, there are some I can't wait to make.

Here's my list:

1. Kate is super cute! I just got Jess' booklet about two weeks ago, and haven't talked about it yet, but I love it! Can't wait to knit up some super cute stuffed toys!

2. Tempting II is MUCH better than the original. I tried making the original back in the spring, and just got discouraged. Plus the giant bow just wasn't me. This one though I think I'd wear often.

3. I sort of like Blanche Neige, but I'm just not sure about the fun fur.

4. I think I might make Cheesy Puffs for The Man someday, but not in orange.

5. I love the Pomatomus socks, can't wait to cast on!

6. And the Thuja socks are nice too. Two sock patterns! Woot!

7. I really like Mrs. Beeton, but would like to try to attach them as cuffs on gloves, as I don't see myself wearing them much alone.

But my top two are:

8. Tubey - Can't wait to make this - I love the construction of it!


9. Bristow is Fab! Love the cabled design, love that it is Knitpicks yarn!

I ALSO got my Interweave today! Woot!
Here's what I'm liking so far -

1. Fair Isle 101 Pullover
2. Bi-color Cables
3. Pearl Buck Swing Jacket - love this!
4. Brilliant Retro
5. Embossed Leaves Socks

And last week I finally broke down and bought Knitscene - just a few from this one as well.

1. I like the Ruffle Wrap, but maybe without the ruffles....
2. I like the Cashmere Duo - I would probably make just the sweater - I really like the shaping.
3. Fingerless Mitts, Pompom Scarf, and the Hobo Bag
But my favorite is the Inside Out top. I think I'll work on this after holiday knitting is done. I know, I know, other things to do too.

While we're on the subject, I checked out "Knit Hats" from the library to see if they had a felted had pattern that I liked (they didn't). But they do have a pattern for a double knit earwarmer that I am enamoured with. I think it'd be a great way to learn double knitting, and I like their motifs.

I'm getting used to this sitting on my ass stuff. I think I need to now, with this list, PLUS all the other patterns I want to make! As The Man said at dinner tonight, "Jenn would like a job where someone paid her to knit." Well, duh!


  1. Anonymous12:19 AM

    google for the pattern called Executive Funk, it's a lot like Mrs. Beeton . i just made a pair of e.f.cuffs and i'm delighted to have another pattern without having to tink it out myself. they would be good for wearing over your gloves, right?

  2. Yay for the new Knitty and IK! I LOVE your IHS!! So beautiful in that rich chocolate color. And your bunny hat is so adorable with the face stitched on. Pasha's so cute, too! You sure knit it up fast, too! Definitely want to give that one a try soon. Great job on all the FO's! :-)

  3. What I felt about both the knitty and the IK was that there were several things I like in each, but very few of them would look good on me. For example, I would love Tempting II, but I would worry about being able to wear a bra with it. And can't do the no-bra thing.

  4. Thanks for the kind comments. I am okay with someone saying something about me on their blog and it not being very nice. I am even okay with nasty comments, just not with nasty anonymous comments. BTW, I like tempting II, also. And I already have the calmer!!!!yay!!!!

  5. That's funny...your favorites from Knitty and IK are the same as mine! Tubey...I love it love it love it. So, so cute.

    Look at your holiday knitting list! You are a machine, sister! :)