Have you seen the Summer 2009 Twist Collective yet? My favorite pattern in this issue is this stuffie, it's called Niles & Cleo and I want one NOW! Do I have a need for a stuffed animal? Hell no. But they're just so cute! I love their little hoodies and their crazy-long noses. The designer is Jennie Eveleigh Lamond, whom I'd never heard of before, but when I looked her up on Ravelry I realized she'd previously designed those cute flower dolls for a previous issue of Twist! She apparently has several other stuffie patterns, too, check out her Ravelry patterns page. Her designs are all really cute without being too cloyingly-sweet, I can't wait to see what other stuffed animal patterns she comes up with in the future!
The other designs in this Twist issue didn't really do it for me, which is really surprising given how much I've loved previous issues. I think this is probably the weakest issue to date for them, there wasn't a single garment I wanted to knit! That's really saying something. I did like one of the sock patterns and have put it in my check-it-out-later list, but for now I think that Niles & Cleo is the only pattern I'll be buying.
Besides, I have plenty of WIPs and patterns to work on already! What about you, what did you like in this Twist Collective?