May 28, 2010

Summer is Finally Here!

I apologize for the lapse in time since my last post. We have had beautiful weather during the month of May here in Minnesota so it's been difficult to sit my tush on the sofa and get to writing. I have, however, been getting in alot of knitting which has been great. Typically around the month of April I set my needles aside and start focusing on my garden. I'm not sure what changed this year but all I want to do is knit. I blame Ravelry. With their endless database of patterns and yarns, I've been able find any project I want, along with some that I didn't even know were an option! I also blame Webs. Have you been on this site? If this isn't yarn porn, than I don't know what is. They have close to every yarn imaginable! Between the two of these sites, they have given me the inspiration I need to make me believe that I can make a sweater on my own without having to take a class to figure it out.

With that said, behold my next project. Granted it's not technically a sweater, but it's close enough and it will definately make me feel more comfortable for when that time does come. Plus, it's perfect for summer. I'm not going to use the Cascade 220 like the pattern calls for because it just seems silly to use 100% wool for something I'm going to wear when it's 80+ degrees outside. I've decided to use the Berroco Cotton Twist that I got at that wonderful lady's garage sale a couple of weeks ago. I have 10 skeins so hopefully that's enough. I will be casting on tonight, and in the mean time, here are some of the projects that I've been working on along with a link for where to find the patterns. Hope all of you have a safe and awesome Memorial Weekend. It's going to be a hot one!!

Breckinridge Cowl designed by French Press Knits (I still need to find a button for it)

French Press Felted Slippers designed by French Press Knits

I made these socks for my brothers birthday. The pattern is Thuja designed by Bobby Ziegler.