In the midst of relocating the studio (more on that later), releasing the Tower Hill Collection and kits for the shawl, and getting together a huge order for Linda's Craftique in Port Credit (I am jealous of all the beauties she's getting) it seems that Christina and I forgot that today was supposed to be a pattern Thursday. However I am fairly quick on my feet so can put together a post about patterns I am lusting after at a drop of a hat.
So there are three major projects that I am just desperate to be able to drop everything else and knit right now. All of which are for me, and all of which are re-knits which is incredibly odd, I typically allow bygones to be bygones and move onto newer more exciting projects.
The first is Rocky Coast Cardigan by Hannah Fetig. I originally knit this sweater back in the winter of 2012.This was before she published the necessary errata for those with larger shoulders and arms and so to account for that (looking at others notes) I went a little overboard and knit a size 48 when I normally knit a 38. That, combined with my yarn choice of single ply super wash merino, Tosh Merino in Antler (love it) meant the sweater was WAY too big and always falling off. I gave it to my mother who is significantly taller than me (though skinnier) and she had the same issue. Since this major disappointment, I have been lusting to knit another one. Everytime I reskein winter sky in any base, I just know it needs to become a new Rocky Coast in Hennessy Aran.
There is something poetic to me about the knits in Coastal Knits, especially thoughs by Hannah Fetig about the Maine Coast. My now husband and I took our very first trip together a few years ago, driving along the Maine Coast (ultimately taking the fairly to Nova Scotia) and were in love with Camden and all the places these knits were inspired by. This collection is a large part of what inspired me to start this business.
The second project I want to reknit, is also a sweater. I really want to reknit the Creature Comforts Cardigan by Madelinetosh. I have some ideas of how to modify this sweater to make it the most amazing thing possible. I think in McKellar Honey, it would be to die for. I might even play with doubling fingering weight in Pengallie Fingering to work with the silk blend.
The last is inspired by the palettes that I released earlier this week. I need to knit another Color Affection in the Shoreline Hike Palette. Honestly, if I had the yarn in stock, everything would have already been thrown aside and would be being knit already.
I knit the Color Infection, whoops Color Affection again in Spring/Summer of 2012 (can you sense a theme here) and honestly it is absolutely gorgeous. But can you imagine it is light grey, charcoal, and soft pink? What girl doesn't need something like that in her wardrobe.
Well, with these sort of selfish knitting aspirations and a design calendar like I have, I had better get back to actually knitting and step away from the computer screen. I will be back tomorrow with some photos from the last few weeks since our move.