Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Heads Up!

The Interweave Knits Spring preview is up! It's this type of thing that can make my whole week so I thought I'd pass it on.

In a glaring contrast to the last knitting magazine I picked up, it appears to be full of very lovely, feminine knits. The one that really calls out to me is the Cobweb Lace Stole. I've been wanting to try a larger lace project for some time, yet my sane practical side has kept me grounded with the reality that (1)I am extremely unlikely to actually wear lace, and (2)I am just as unlikely to actually finish a large repetitive lace project. But this has such a casual look to it that I think I could pull it off. Do you see? She's even wearing it with jeans!

In the meanwhile, I'm busy, busy, busy. After almost 2 years of stashing the yarn, I've finally cast on for Lady Eleanor from Scarf Style. I'm finding entrelac knitting to be very addictive... and I especially love the fact that when I first got the book a couple of years ago, I admired this wrap with hopes of someday being able to attempt something like it. It's nice to see some progress in some area of my life. To offset the slight coarseness of the Noro, I've also started a beret with some Malabrigo. I have no idea if I can pull off a beret or not... but I do feel that balance is very important in knitting.

These have both been interrupted, however, by a sudden need to finish a couple of pairs of socks so I can cast on for 2-at-a-time with this assortment of 40"-47" circulars that just arrived. (Limits are good too.)

In addition to all this knitting stuff, I only have 1 week to get through the last of season 2 and all of season 3 of Lost before the new season starts! Let me tell you, it is so much more interesting and cohesive watched straight through than broken up and mixed in with weeks of repeats over 3 years! (It also makes for some primo knitting/family time... unfortunately it also means some late nights since we can only watch it once JoJo has gone to bed. Speaking of which... I think it's about that time.)

But before you go... let me know what you think of the new Interweave. What's your favorite? Anyone else up for some Lace?


Shar said...

Oh, I love the flutter sleeve cardigan, the printed silk shirt and trumpet skirt, although I'm not sure about knitting with linen.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for taunting me with the preview. But it can't come out already. I still haven't knit my favorite item from the last one! I don't know why, but I like the Auburn Camp Shirt. Hmm..

You have quite the wonderful assortment of projects going on.

Rae-Ann said...

Interweave has a lot of great patterns this time. Alieta Shell, Printed Silk Cardigan, the Camp shirt and the Mirabella Cardigan, just to name a few. At this point I think my favorite is the Mirabella. Nice entrelac! I also love your Twist cardigan from a few days ago.

Michelle said...

I didn't buy the winter issue because there wasn't anything that I really liked, but this spring one...oh, boy! The printed silk and flutter sleeve cardi are definitely for me. May be the trumpet skirt too. And the camp shirt. And the dove tail. Actually, I love 'em all.

Olga said...

I noticed most of the designs were the one button in front style, which is ok but it looked like a theme going on there. I have to catch up on my LOST watching too, you can watch the episodes on the internet so I'm going to settle down and knit socks and watch!

Julia in KW said...

I am right with you, watching the last of LOST season 3. We much prefer to watch TV shows on video - no commercials to contend with and no frustration if you miss an episode because of a conflict. Every link I have tried for Interweave did not work tonight, so I will try again in the morning...j