I’m in love…with lace!!

Lace yarn?…check. 
A knitting book on Lace?…check.  Finished/WIP lace project…errrr uhhh, nope.

I just realized I haven’t fully jumped in to the world of knitted lace. Lace looks like slow work.  Not that I really mind, but that’s probably the reason for my hesitation.  That and ripping out tiny mistakes in a fine gauge yarn seems daunting.  Despite knowing the limitations of my bookshelf, I managed to find yet another knitting book to drool over: Ancient Egypt in Lace and Color.

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Exquisite lace designs and beautiful colors on the sample photos.  I want to wear each and every one of them. One more book on the wish list!

-Nizzy

I’m in love…with lace!!

Challenge Accepted!

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So I recieved the Spring 2012 issue of Interweave Knits in the mail yesterday and was blown away with the large amount of knitting inspiration contained within.   Especially in the advertiments!  Can you say “Enabler Alert”?

I am drawn to the above because I think that is one of the most complicated things shown in the mag.  It looks like it would take a million and three years to finish.  And well, I like a challenge.

I also love the Cobble Hill Pullover as seen here. No one wants to look like they’ve gotten dressed in the dark, but with this pullover you can be assured you’ll still look good if you do.  Wear it upside down, inside out, doesn’t matter! 

*sigh* So much knitting inspiration and not enough time to knit them all. 

 

 

Challenge Accepted!

A Life List of the Knitting Variety

http://www.amazon.com/Knitters-Life-List-Know-Explore/dp/1603429964/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

I came across this book while perusing Amazon for new books in the Craft and Hobbies sections.  It’s the product of a perfect combination of two of my favorite things: Knitting and Listmaking.

Now, I do not  have any plans to buy this book yet, but it looks like it would be a good resource to open your mind to learn something new about the craft and/or find new places to take your knitting.  The rough “life list” that I have in the works mostly includes patterns or projects that I would like to try, but I have a few other things I’d like to add to the list such as:

  • Buy cashmere or other luxury yarn
  • Have fun with Colorwork
  • Design a sweater
  • Learn more about the different fibers and their source

Do any of you keep a knitting or craft related life list?

-Nizzy

A Life List of the Knitting Variety

Knit. Sock. Want.

knit. sock. love. by Cookie A

I know I told myself that I wasn’t going to buy too many more knitting pattern books, but I just can’t resist the delicious sock patterns in knit. sock. love.  I have Cookie A’s first book, Sock Innovation, and have made nary a pair in it, but I still love the intricate (read: complicated) looking designs in it.    One of these days I’ll muster up some courage to try something.

-Nizzy

Knit. Sock. Want.

Nizzy’s Wish List: M3278

M3278 Cover Essentials

 

I have a brown couch that I love and I’m not ready to get rid of just yet.  It has some blemishes, but I figured I could give it a new life with a new cover.   As far as color is concerned, I was thinking about a really deep almost brownish purple (Saw in a Behr advertisment.  Trying to find a pic.) or another chocolate brown.   Or should I go with a bold color?   I HAVE always wanted a red couch…Hmmmmm.  What do you think?

Nizzy’s Wish List: M3278

Nizzy’s Wishlist – Knitting Block by Block

photo courtesy of Amazon.com

 

I know, I know, I don’t NEED another knitting book, but I told myself if I were to buy anymore pattern related knitting books, they would be of mainly stitch patterns and I would use them to create my own designs.  With that fact out of the way…I soooo want this book!  

In my lifetime of this knitting hobby I would like to create ONE afghan.  Yes, only one, mainly because its gonna take me a lifetime to make it anyway, but by breaking it down into individual blocks of different patterns it might not seem like forever.  Also, I might be less bored with it because of the different funky stitch patterns. 

For now I’ll just wait until the book is released. 

   -Nizzy

Nizzy’s Wishlist – Knitting Block by Block