Interweave Knits Spring 2008

I thought it would be fun if we talked about new issues of magazines that come out. I know JQ has this issue of IK. If you don’t have this issue, you can see the projects here. You can also see several of the garments on women who work at IK here.

So, what do I like? I think the Flutter Sleeve Cardigan looks like a good thing fo me to consider. I also like the Printed Silk Cardigan. The Dovetail Pullover might be a possibility to make as well. Finally, the Chameleon Scarf is great fun.

The fountain hat is somewhat fun and the pattern is even free.

An of course, some of the ads have nice looking garments. I like Blue Sky Alpaca’s skinny cardigan (p.19). Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend Shannon Shell might be OK (p.30). Fibranatura Ocean Lace cardigan on p.81 is nice, but similar to my orange sweater. The Aurora yarns “Meets in the middle top“on p.91 looks like it might be a good pattern. And finally, I like the Sirdar Ecowool DK ribbed jacket on p.105.

I also thought the article on finishing by VĂ©ronik Avery was quite good.

So what do you like in this issue?

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Deadline knitting makes for dull blogging

I’ve been a bit quiet. Much of that can be explained by frantically working on the baby gift for CS. I got it mailed in time to reach the shower. Then I have had to focus on that forbidden topic in preparation for a “vacation” in Atlanta with JQ. I have not blogged about several cool books (which I have now had to return to the library), the new hat I made for myself, the “felt” bag experiment (S it is now fulled), the spinning I am working on (including an embarrassing episode in the whole bead thing), the scarf and hat I am making for DJ to use up stash yarn, and the new books and yarn I bought. I hope to have the scarf and hat for DJ as well as a “downstairs hat” for Mr. DJ finished shortly after I return to town so they can get mailed. I have the same 2 pairs of socks for TH hanging out on the needles. I might bring one along on the plane and then start a different pair for me. or I may start a third pair for the trip….