Saturday, November 03, 2012

Bubbling up

Since coming back from SquamItalia! it's a wonder I haven't cast on thirty new projects. Spending that time with inspiring teachers and knitters has led to me feeling much more creative than I have all year. Combined with the bite of autumn, I've found a wellspring of ideas for new projects has bubbled up. As I sat down to write this I was thinking of the shawls and cowls that have been catching my eye:
Xeni by Kitman Figueroa from Amirisu
Xeni by Kitman Figueroa 
This beauty is from Amirisu an online knitting magazine like Twist Collective which is published in English and Japanese and was co-founded by lovely Meri who I met at Squam. It's only the feeling that I want to finish my Aestlight before I begin my next lace shawl that has caused me to pause before jumping in to this one which has so much texture to it as well as a beautiful lace pattern.
http://olgajazzzy.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/aranami.html
Aranami Shawl by Olga Buraya-Kefelian
Time spent with my Rowanspun has got me wondering whether I have enough in different shades for a shawl I've had my eye on for a while, and it is all garter stitch feeding my current fleeting obsession.
http://www.purlbee.com/big-herringbone-cowl/
Big Herringbone Cowl by Purl Soho
Then there are the cowls. The Purl Bee is always a source of inspiration or
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/barley-sugar-2
Barley Sugar by Ysolda Teague
Ysolda's laceweight rib is definitely calling me or
http://madelinetosh.com/store/index.php/honey-cowl.html
Honey Cowl by Ann Maria for Madelinetosh
I'm currently adoring this simple delight. I'm thinking I might try and get me some actual Madelinetosh for it and knit with that for the first time. I'm currently planning a dream yarn shopping list as I'll soon be on holiday with a trip to the lovely Wool Bath in the works and a fun yarn crawl I've been invited on to two of London's finest stores Nest and Loop.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/arbutus
Arbutus by Jane Richmond
I'd just need one skein of Madelinetosh for this clever design, part of a very beautiful new book Island just out by Jane Richmond. Mmm mmm mmm, happiness is a pile of things you are ITCHING to knit!

You'd think that would be plenty to be getting on with but as I sat down at the computer to write about these I found a scrap of a note with a list of words on it: Fathom, Grenadine, Devonshire and Linden. What do they all have in common? Ah all lustworthy cardigan patterns from Twist Collective that I was trying to distract myself from Miriam with. My roomie at Squam, lovely Shelly, had a beautiful Miriam (that she really needs to take a photo of) but I don't think raglan sleeves are the most flattering for me so I was pondering alternatives, to you know, knit when I'm sleeping.

9 comments:

elizabeth said...

ohhhhhh am SO inspired by all of these .. . yum. xo, e

Siercia said...

Wow, so many beautiful things! I've been feeling similarly inspired since SquamItalia.

Lynne said...

Wow! You really are itching to go, aren't you? Beautiful choices too!

Anita said...

You're so right Sarah...happiness IS in the next thing you're going to knit!!! Agree with you there.
Cheers, Anita.

katie metzroth said...

The Aranami Shawl by Olga Buraya-Kefelian is enchanting. I vote for that one first. LOVE Twist Collective!

Rachel said...

I love that feeling you get when around other creative people...when your own creativity just flows. You certainly have some tough choices to make...they are all beautiful!

DrK said...

hahahah, knit while im sleeping. what a great idea! do let us know when you figure out how to do that. so many fantastic choices. im not a cowl person, but those are all gorgeous, and as a big madtosh fan, i'd be very tempted by that one! cant wait to see what you decide on.

Bubiknits said...

i want quit my job and take part at the knitting joy forever! beautiful selection!!

roseredshoes said...

I have the yarn for Aranami, just not the time to knit it...let me know when you've worked out that knitting in your sleep business!

The Honey Cowl pattern really has grown on me. I have seen it done in Debbie Bliss Andes - LUSH!

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