Tickling the imagination

I’ve recently acquired both the Spring Interweave Knits and Rowan Magazine 41. I love both of these magazines generally, even if they’re often hit-and-miss for projects I’d actually wear. Lots of future projects this time around, though! I’m absolutely making myself the Dollar-and-a-Half Cardigan, Bonsai Tunic, Slanted Neck Pullover, and Swan Lake Cardigan from the Interweave. I’m interested in modified versions of the Cable-Down Raglan and the Ruffled Surplice, and I think the Bauhaus sweater might even be muted enough for hubby. Rowan has Lords and Ladies, The Anice Shawl, oh-my-god Spice, a slightly-modified Dixie, perhaps Coastal… it’s been a long time since I’ve so thoroughly enjoyed leafing through the new magazines.

Leafing through magazines is almost all that I’ve managed this week, sadly. With hubby at a conference for work, I was a single parent all week and you can pretty much guess how much knitting got done. I’m glad this is a baby project, because that means it will be over quickly, and I won’t be tortured by my wonky pre-blocked stitches for months.

Seriously. My stitches have never been that uneven. It drives me completely crazy. Thankfully the work isn’t puckering or anything, so I think it’s just uneven tension that will pretty up in the washer. I miss the neat pattern the long floats made on the WS, too.

But, no tiny baby fingers will get snagged, and I’m sure the set will be the cutest thing this side of a pile of puppies when it’s done. Which will hopefully be soon. 😉 In fact, I should get back to it… right after I weave in the current batch of ends.

5 thoughts on “Tickling the imagination

  1. It will be cuter than a pile of puppies 🙂

    And I really enjoyed the new Rowan as well. Coastal has my name written all over it.

  2. Looks like it’s coming along well!

  3. Hi Amy! Cute ladybugs.

    I highly recommend the Classic Silk. Good to knit with, soft and the fabric has a nice drape. It sheds a little, but not enough to put me off.

  4. Lovely ladybugs. And, new Rowan. I have been eyeing it as well. And I agree that the new Interweave Knits is packed. I love the Ruffled Surplice, Cable Down Raglan or Green Tea Raglan.

  5. Yay! I’m commenting successfully! I’m so excited to pick up the new IK–I’m putting it off to bribe myself into doing some work, becauseI know if I go get it right now I’ll just spend all weekend drooling over patterns rather than grading papers.

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