Thursday, October 16, 2008

hiatus


Hello kids! Nothing new here on the knitting front, but that's because I've been way too busy getting ready to move. That's right, I'm leaving the big bad city to return to my home state of North Carolina.

See, when my roommates decided to give up our Brooklyn apartment, the thought of finding yet another temporary living situation here was rather unappealing. I've been batting around the idea of returning to NC for quite a long while, and things just seemed to fall into place for it to happen now. It just feels like the right time. My company has even allowed me to keep my job and telecommute! How awesome is that?!

Anyways, I'm still trying to keep up with my blog reading, but I'm behind on commenting and responding to emails. Please forgive me. I hope to be back and on the bandwagon in just a couple of weeks.

'Till then!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Drops Design :: Autumn Favorites

In the spirit of Autumn, here are my favorite picks from the Drops Design for Autumn/Winter 2008/09. I always keep an eye on their website, and it's always fun to see the pattern options and vote on them before the seasonal catalogs are released. And this fall, I love the color palatte of greys and neutrals. I have so much queued up that I doubt I'll make it to any of them, but I like to keep them on hand for reference, although everytime I visit the catalog online, other patterns come to my attention (though some make me go screaming for the hills!).

In any case, clockwise from top, here are the patterns:
110-23 -- Jacket in moss st with raglan sleeve.
109-47 -- Jacket in garter st with curved front pieces.
109-52 -- Jacket in ”Alpaca” with stripy yoke in ”Fabel."
108-20 -- Jumper/jacket in with raglan sleeve and yoke in multi colored pattern.
Socks (they don't seem to have the English translation of this pattern, so no link).
109-1 -- Jumper with hood.

While you're there, check out the GarnStudio matching game... with socks!

Monday, October 06, 2008

Henry VIII & Wives.... Knit!

Caffaknitted knitted versions of Henry VIII and each of his wives, complete with behead-able versons of Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard. This past year I've become really intrigued with Tudor history, so I've been watching out for the completed set. Click a link above to visit -- they're amazing!