Swatching and scouting magazines for patterns that interest me is what I have been doing last week… other than that, work and being a social butterfly has totally consumed me! Allthough I am busy, I can honestly say, life is good.
I have been swatching with some Classic Elite Wool Bamboo (see picture above). Delicious, nice stretchy yarn with a wonderful sheen to it. I am thinking a cute tanktop for spring or some nice lounge top to wear just at home.
I also have been swatching with some Karabella Breeze:
This luxurious blend of cashmere and silk makes me think of a light lace shawl. Ooooh, so nice for a night out, or to dress up my look when I am wearing jeans and a nice top. Sigh… I just LOVE yarn…
Other than these swatches I have been too busy to knit anything else. But not too busy to scout the magazines for some nice patterns. I am especially taken by these:
This very elegant and simple design in Noro’s latest magazine called “Joy” makes me want to knit it right now:
This design I found in Debbie Bliss’ Alpaca Silk Patternbook. Now that makes me heart go pitter patter!
Finally, finally, finally, I thought it would never arrive this beautiful Sunday! I went to the Teahouse and did nothing else but knitting, knitting, knitting.
I know I have lots of unfinished objects lying around, but really, this is not the time to focus on that. This is the time to cast on new projects, oh heavenly bliss, and enjoy the beautiful colors of the yarns I am working with.
Today I casted on with some Koigu Kersti to make a pair of Seattle Fingerless Gloves. The colorway is stunningly beautiful in my opinion. I love it:
And last but certainly not least I have been casting on with some Great Adirondack Sirino in colorway Amazon:
What I am making with it? A choli… Those of you who have been bugging me for my choli pattern may be happy to hear that I am finally going to write out the pattern.
Say what..? Come again..? Are you asking me if I will issue my choli pattern for free?
I don’t think so.
This pattern took me a long time to make. And the whole process of pattern writing is a lenghty one and takes a whole lot of energy, not to mention the many hours of knitting, ripping, and re-knitting.
The company Sarisafari has expressed their interest in this pattern and I have decided to work with them. Hopefully, in the future, this choli pattern will be sold through them.
Wish me luck…
Thanks for reading and untill the next entry!