No, I still don’t have email. Don’t even ask. Feel free to comment, but I can’t reply until it’s all sorted (and I dig myself out from under the Everest of spam that will be waiting for me).
Anyhoo, on to fun stuff. New Knitty! Best one of the year, too, if you ask me – the autumnal issue of any knit-zine is always a doozy.
I locked straight on to Camden, though I would do eyelets or tiny sparkly beads in place of the bobbles (I don’t do bobbles. I think they’re weird, lumpy, and have strange nipple-homing powers). But, dude, would I ever have to log some hours at the gym before I could even think about wearing that puppy! And I’d still have to ask some serious questions of the ‘mutton dressed up as lamb’ variety – could even a trim-taut-and-terrific (which I demonstrably am not) 39 year-old mother of two get away with something so cute and perky?
Twist and Shout… maybe, though I’m a little shy of the collar (and what is the deal with the hat?).
Hermia, hell, YES! Although I think it would benefit from a little bit of waist-shaping.
Kinetic. Norah. Gaughan. ‘Nuff said.
There are some nice manly patterns, too. I really like the Mangyle… I might have to lay some groundwork with Tech Support – he would love one for next winter, he just doesn’t know it yet.
Plus, fortuitously, I happened to pick up a couple of skeins of cashmere laceweight at Bendy, in a palest-of-all-pale-greens colourway called Alfalfa. And here we have a laceweight scarf (with beads, even!) called Waves of Grain. Coincidence? I think not.