New Knitty: MUST knit: Samus I fell in love with …

New Knitty:

MUST knit:
Samus
I fell in love with the Keplar sweater when I first saw it, but I’m loving the construction and sleeves on this one even more. And I adore cardigans!

Cinxia
Another cardi knit in the round. Need I say more? I’m thinking a nice broach to pin in closed.

I love love love
Leaves in Relief
but I’m not ready for something so complicated. Sure, I could probably do it (maybe), but my brain’s not up to it right now.

Revolution is cool, but I dislike all the pieces. Bloom is a possibility for the future as well. And maybe even Lacey or Bubby

Are you ready for an FO?
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Well, I’m calling it an FO even thought there are a million and a half ends to weave in that sort of felted together almost. Jason called them dreadlocks, and they seriously look like it. I cast off last night and our houseguest glanced over after I declared it finished (do you all do this? Proclaim out loud, “It’s done!” with a sense of accomplishment? Or is it just my goofy ass self?) and was amazed that I’d finished a sweater right under his nose without him noticing. Maybe he thought I’d need super-special finishing tools or a sewing machine or something. He then told me he’d wear a sweater if I knit it. Um. Ok. I’ll get right on that…. Then again, he may still be around at Christmas… and he did mention he’d wear a sweater vest… Well, I’ll think about it.

Next up? I’m trying to decide if I want to go with one of the Knitting Pure and Simple patterns I picked up at Elann or one of Knitty’s new sweaters. Hmmm. I’m leaning towards the KP&S’s Neckdown Summer Cardigan… We shall see! It’s Friday and I get to wear jeans. Can’t wait for it to cool down enough to wear my handknits!

If you happen to be in a Target soonly (or you could head there for this very reason as I did yesterday morning before work causing me to be 5 minutes late. Oops!), be sure to check out their Dollar Spot section. They have…. drumroll please…. yarn, needles, crochet hooks and knitting pattern books for $1! For the yarn, they had acrylic baby yarn in a variety of colors, a boucle yarn, a railroad type yarn (they called it fringe?), and a super soft fur yarn. The pattern books are little, and I’m wondering why in the heck I bought them– I bought 2 (except it was knitting related, I was excited and in a bit of a hurry) since the patterns consisted of pretty much “cast on x amount of stitches, work x amount of rows, bind off.” But STILL. It’s knitting supplies at Target for $1! I also picked up a skein of Boucle in what looked like pretty fall colors yesterday morning and now looks like ugly browns, 2 balls of the Railroad yarn (my MIL may get a scarf knit from this for Christmas. She’s commented that she likes that type of yarn) and 2 balls of the gray Fur yarn just because it was so soft. Yep, the novelty-yarn-hater just bought 5 balls of novelty yarn. Please don’t take my wool license away!

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