My Next Project

I thought maybe it was time to dive into this gorgeous worsted from dkKnits… I’ve got 732 yards, so am thinking about a vest-y type thing.

I wanted to make some quickie mitts and found that Dream In Colour “Fatty” is not as easy to come by as the rest of the line… not sure why. The colours and veil dying are the same and the yarn base is soft and soft-twist. Knitting with 8.00mm dpns, though? Not sure about that – they look like telephone poles compared to my usual weapons :)!

I’ve been plugging away at my Chick Knits “Cassidy”, done in DIC “Classy” and am a little distracted – but it seems to be how I work best… I keep setting it down to try out new design ideas. One of those is a variation on the “Nefertiti Scarf” that I designed for Elann. Much to my chagrin, I discovered a couple errors with the original pattern :(…. The corrected version is available now under “Free Patterns” on the Elann site.

I wanted to do a little plug for my CafePress shop. I have just put up a new design there – the first in a series based on knitting myths and legend – with a twist :). I’m hoping to have the entire series available soon and of course, the signature Pointe Shoes Punk Rock Purl design will be a shop staple. Feel free to pop over and have a look – these were done in collaboration with the amazing Cynthia of Green Couch Designs – you’ll recognize her style as soon as you see it.

First Tee Button

And last, certainly not least… my Sundara Seasons for this month arrived and some Handmaiden Sea Silk from The Loopy Ewe, destined to be “Peacock Feathers Shawl”.