An actual real FO post. It’s been a spell. Normal life stuff, mostly, keeping me from the computer. However, I am at this moment enjoying a PB&J with a glass of white wine. Cause I’m classy like that.
Between a couple FOs to tell and all new fall pattern goodness, I’m going to keep this short and, hopefully, sweet.
Finished up a Goodale for mememe…
I had been eyeing some stashed Silky Tweed for this, and after seeing Pam’s I was sold.
Pattern: Goodale by Cecily Glowik MacDonald (Raveled)
Yarn: Silky Tweed, color 12, just shy of 5 skeins
I made the smallest size, then proceeded to put on about 10 pounds Thankfully, the design is plump-friendly. Normally, I would be bummed, but after hardly being able to eat most of last year due to severe anxiety, I take a healthy appetite as a sign of, well, health. I’m mostly bummed alot of my wardrobe doesn’t fit. I have, though, cut back on the snacking.
My other FO is for my lovely niece, C. She spied a crocheted cowl on Etsy, and asked if I might be able to knit a facsimile, both of the stitch pattern and the color, a rich orange. Thanks to Ravelry, after 7.39 minutes of pattern searching, I came across Begbie from Jane RIchmond. Thanks to one of my LYSs, Abuelita’s, I came across a skein of Malabrigo in Sealing Wax, the perfect rich orange if ever there was one.
Double-stranded Malabrigo, US13 needles, a great stitch pattern, and voila – a cozy (and might I add crazy-quick) cowl (Raveled).
It’s a good thing I’m finishing some projects, because the time of fall patterns has arrived. And it is good. Links for you!
Twist! A fantastic issue, even for Twist. I can’t say I feathered to the colorwork patterns, but maybe I need to see them in different colors. So far I’ve nabbed Evendin, Maree, and Twinings. There are other patterns I really like, but I tried to restrain myself. At least temporarily. Twist can be like the Whole
Paycheck Foods of knitting magazines.
New and incredible, if you haven’t already seen it, is Wool People. Brooklyn Tweed invited several amazing designers to design with Shelter, and this first issue is the result. I heart so many of the patterns, I haven’t narrowed it down yet. Another Whole Foods of knitting situation.
The Fall IK is hitting mailboxes and newsstands, and after at best lukewarm Spring and Summer issues (to me), I thought this issue was good. I especially like the Strobilus Pullover and Cardigan Bay Jacket. The Dahlia Cardigan seems to be the standout favorite.
However, I think the Fall Knitscene is great. I have been consistently preferring the issues of Knitscene to IK of late. I like Amy Herzog’s three featured patterns, the Hawkmoth Pullover, Morrison Cardigan, Montview Cardigan, Lowry Pullover, Live Oak Shawlette, and basically all the hat and mitt patterns.
It’s been a million years since I’ve done a big list of single patterns, and there are simply too many. Really. It makes my brain hurt a little to contemplate it. So I am taking the easy route and formally inviting anyone interested to see my Ravelry pattern favorites list here.
I’m off the finish this glass of wine, and maybe knit a few stitches.