This weekend is my first weekend in a while that I don’t have any plans! No plans = super excited to knit the weekend away! I’m planning to make some progress on “the Hubby’s” sweater (it still feelsweird to say that as we just got married in September). The pattern i'm using is Knitting Pure and Simple #105 and i’m knitting his sweater out of Plymouth Tweed. Since we no longer carry that yarn, i’d recommend Tahki Donegal Tweed as it’s about the same hand with the same gauge. The sweater coming along nicely so far.
Nicole is currently knitting a slouchy hat that is a pattern of mine i've been working on. I'm planning to share it with all of you very soon, but for now Nicole is the first to give it a try! She graciously agreed to test-knit it for me and it’s coming out really well. She’s using Taos by Crystal Palace Yarns. It’s a really great design for someone who is still new to knitting but wants to do more than just beanies. Nicole has only been knitting since this summer and she’s doing so great! I just love seeing new knitters progress--it's so much fun to see what everyone is learning!
Terry has been working on some Welted Fingerless gloves also by Churchmouse Designs in a really lovely blue color. I don’t quite remember the exact yarn she’s using but it reminds me of the Classic Elite Fresco because its so soft!
Onto some pattern and yarn inspiration! This week, we received another line of Madelinetosh Yarns-- the Merino DK. Now, I loved the Tosh yarns before, but I fell instantly in love the the Merino DK. It’s a superwash, single ply yarn and the colors seem as if they have unending dimension to them! Colors I've never noticed before were suddenly popping out at me! Ifelt like a kid in the best candy store in the world! (Well, to be fair, I feel like that most days anyway.) My eyes zeroed in on 6 gorgeous hanks of the Forestry color, and I set them aside immediately. Those 6 hanks of deep teal greens and blues are going to become a Tea Leaves Cardigan by Melissa LeBarre very, very soon. You can see many of the beautiful renditions of this pattern on Ravelry.
In other pattern inspirations, I recently saw a beautiful new pattern out there in the blogosphere that I am so excited to tell you all about! I knew exactly which new yarn I wanted to use the moment I saw it!
Jared's new design "Umaro" is no exception. Now usually, i’m not particularly thrown by throws (he he, get it?) but when I saw this lovely one, I knew I had to make it. I also knew that I had to make it in the new Ushya yarn by Mirasol. This will definitely be on my needles sometime soon after the new year...now to choose a color. It's going to be a gift, so I am thinking something neutral...but oh the Cranberry is so pretty too! Decisions, decisions!
So I think that’s enough knitspiration for this week! I better stop before I get too excited and put down my holiday projects entirely! Hope you all have a lovely relaxing weekend!