This week's knitting content is limited. I'm still working on the socks I started a couple of weeks ago for project spectrum. I'm having fun knitting them, but just haven't found large chunks of time to get anywhere! The first sock is just about down to the heel flap. As soon as these are done, I want to finish the bolero top and start a pair of "sixth sense socks" from the six-sock-knitalong I joined. As all you knitters know, we're like the energizer bunny...Keep goin and goin!
I crochet, but not as much as I knit. Something about the patterns just remind me of afghan squares and crocheted dishtowels turned into clothing, or those barbie-like dolls-in-gowns tissue covers (you know the ones!). However, recently I've seen some garments that I would definitely wear and they look nothing like what I imagined! I bought the "Spring Interweave Crochet" and was pleasantly surprised! After looking through the magazine (intense scrutiny, really) I found some patterns I'd make with a few modifications . Anyone whose has the magazine, what do you think?
1. Guilded Twinset: pg-14/15: I like the design and the idea of mixing knitting and crochet in one garment. I'd make it in a different color and ditch the bow on the camisole!The design is by Mari Lynn Patrick. I'm not familiar with her other designs, but I'd look for more.
2.Lacy Leaf Cocoon - pg.30/31- This pattern just pulls me in. I don't know what it is about it. It's got that element to it that makes me think of the household crochet object to garment change. The designer stated she got her "inspiration from vintage doiles (seee!). I said above that's why I don't crochet garments. Having said that, there are elements of this pattern that I really like! So, what to do? Make it of course!, I love a challenge. This one was designed by Annie Modisett and there are few (and I mean few!)designs of hers that I haven't considered making. In my hot little hands, I have the famous "corset" and "butter and jam" patterns and there are others in interweave knits issues that are earmarked.
3.Tassel tote: pg 35 Cute bag!
4. Pink Frosting- pg.48-52: I really like this. I'm not a caplet sleeve kind of girl, so they'd have to go. Otherwise, I'd make it as is. It's another design in this issue that's a combination knit/crochet. I also might forgo the one of the crochet rows of ruffles. The designer is Elissa Sugisita.
There are other projects in the book such as cardi wrap,children's sweater (cute),caplets, and some accessories. The two dresses to crochet are surprisingly cute and look like dresses. However, whether it be knit,crocheted, or sewn, I'm not into making dresses.
If you think you'd want to expand your fiber horizons, pick up a copy.
Here are a couple of pictures of my neice. The little one is shown enjoying her first tast of meringue from a lemon meringue pie. One of these pics has a little orange /yelow project spectrum goin' on.
enjoy your week and get knitting!