Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Book and Pattern Splurge

Guys, this may seem like a thrown together post, but I just wanted to get something up after a week of silence.  The silence was due to weird pulled muscles from lugging insanely heavy bags of garden dirt and from a 4 day migraine.  It was all kinds of loveliness around here.  I basically looked like a crazy woman from the hills with unkempt hair and a limp.  But, I'm back and ready to talk about something dear to heart of all American's: stuff.

I kind of stocked up, in recent weeks, on knitting patterns and books.  There's usually a 40% off sale on knitting books somewhere online, at all times.  Plus Wool and the Gang had a sale on patterns, so I finally indulged.  Aside from ordering Chelsea Berkhompas' The Wool Project, from which I'm finishing Lopi slippers, I've also been collecting some print books.


I received my Spring PomPom Quarterly mag and have fallen in love with all of the lighter weight, textured designs inside.  Delineate will have to happen one of these days.

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I'd like to try some Quince and Co for it.   But Rhombille is my favorite.  It's everything a knitter wants to sink their teeth into.  I'm just wondering if it could be knit in a cotton or linen blend and still turn out so nice.

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I was also excited to hear that Pom Pom press was releasing Joji Locatelli and Veera Valimäki's Interpretation ebooks in print.


This was something Iwould have loved to have on me when I saw them at Madtosh last year.  Getting a designer to sign their book for me is one way I geek out.  From the newest volume I'd love to knit Light Rain in Madelinetosh Modern Fair Isle.

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But I already have enough Preciosa Fingering to do it if the other isn't viable.  The double breasted Tidalground  is so very me.  I'm not sure why I think that, but I just know it is.

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And the Looking Ahead hat is something I know I have yarn for.

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I finally got both volumes of Madder.  I think I'm the last knitter alive to get these and to not have knit from them.


I'm thinking I'll have to do one incarnation of Lila for the Summer Sweater KAL and I may have something I can use for the Lori shawl, too.



All the We are Knitters stuff I see online finally wore me down.  You can't be a knitter on Pinterest and not have at least a couple of their designs among your pins.  All of the visual bombardment, along with a 25% off code, gave me the nudge to buy the Hualpo Kimono kit.

(more on ravelry, kollabora, instagram, and flickr)

This is the most sensible knit for my life.  I think it will be worn to Galveston Island many times this summer.

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And last, but not least, there are those Wool and the Gang patterns I've seen so often but haven't actually tried.  I bought Teen Spirit,

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the Primo Sweater,

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the Magic Warmer,

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and Shakti Shorts.

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Don't ask me how I'm going to get around to knitting all of this.  Knitting is my one splurge in life.  There rest of my existence is a spartan, gluten-free one, both literally and metaphorically.  Knitting is my indulgence.  Can you relate?

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