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Monday, August 20, 2007

Monday Yarn

What could be better to brighten up a dreary Monday than yarn? Not much.

Last week, I fell in love with Teva Durham's new pattern book from Tahki Stacy Charles. It just so happened that I had a gift certifcate from kpixie left over from Christmas too. Christmas? Yes, Christmas. Keep in mind, I haven't been doing much "me" knitting lately!

So my package arrived today (with an autographed copy of the pattern book, none the less). I ordered a kit for the Slip Stitch Jacket, it's rated "experienced". That makes me so happy, you have no idea! Now if I could just get these secret projects out of the way, I could start! If deadlines make for some purposeful knitting, adding a project that is actually for me is like dangling a tasty carrot at the finish line.

I am also dying to make the Rib Leaf Cardigan, but one at a time, one at a time.


Connie said...

I so hear you, Melissa! I haven't made something for myself bigger than a pair of gloves since December.

Love the color and pattern you chose... It's going to be perfect for you!

goodkarma said...

I'm excited to hear more about Teva's new yarn line. The pattern you chose is beautiful and will look great on you!

Yarn It said...

I love that slip stitch jacket pattern. It is really a neat design. I have the yarn to make the peasant top....but it was a toss up between the two! I can't wait to see your progress. I have no doubt you will inspire me to knit it also!

dlittlegarden said...

Ooh! What a great book. My fave is that Rib Leaf Cardigan, but as usual, all of her patterns are so creative.

SylvChezPlum said...

Oh wow, I had no idea about that book (it just happened that I saw her crochet book yesterday at a friend's place, coincidence !), yet more beautiful and inspiring designs !

This jacket is so beautiful, I'm sure it will be a good motivation !

carrie said...

i'm totally with you on the gift certificates. it takes me forever to spend one!

i haven't seen that pattern book yet -- she is so prolific!!

Veronique said...

Ooh, and "experienced"-level knit! Something you can really sink your teeth into...