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Monday, October 03, 2005

New Stuff

I'm almost finished Blackberry from knitty. I've been working on it for almost two weeks and hope to have it stitched up soon. I really like cable work and bobbles. I think I may have to do a traditional fisherman sweater for my boyfriend. That would make him happy since he complains that he hasn't gotten a sweater yet. (I'm a very selfish knitter! There's nothing wrong with that right?)


I picked up some new reading material lately. The first comes from the antique store. I was wondering around when I came upon these wonderful needlework magazines from the 20's. The seller had a whole stack that ranged from 1918 to about 1928. I leafed through to find the ones that had the best knitting projects in them, but there were also a lot of interesting crochet, embroidery, and sewing patterns. I'm getting such a kick out of the advertisements too - some almost seem brainwashing.....


My second selection is Alterknits by Leigh Radford. I had a coupon for 15% off a book at BN, so why not pick up another knitting book to add to the collection?! Most of the projects are very interesting, and there are little blurbs that get you to think about your knitting in new creative ways. Sometimes I feel like I am in such a creative slump and this just may be the book to help me out from time to time. I mainly picked it up for these two projects:

I just loved this corset sweater! The front isn't too exciting, that may get a little bit of a rewrite, but I just loved the back!

I also loved these little lanterns:

They are made out of Habu textiles Shosenshi Paper and Paper Moire. I've been wanting to get up to 29th Street to try out their yarns and this may just be the type of project to start out with.

In closing, just want to remind everyone that hockey season starts on Wednesday! I can't wait! Go Flyers!!!!


Knit Freak said...

Go Maple Leafs!!!!!!!! Can't wait until Wed!!!!!

Bring your new book tomorrow I wanted to check that one out ;)

mia said...

ooOoOOo, light-up knitting... why ever haven't I thought of that? Field trip??
oh and [insert boyfriend-sweater-curse-warning here].

Lolly said...

YEAH! Hockey night!! :)

Love the Alterknits book--I saw it at the fair this past weekend and really liked it. Went right on the wishlist. That lace up was a favorite of mine.

Great looking cables you are working on!

sarah said...

That looks like a really cool book. I'm eager to see your progress on Blackberry, I love that sweater in the new Knitty!