Seems like knitters are ramping up their FO's and new patterns lately, doesn't it? There are so many inspiring projects to look at, I don't even know where to start.
I guess I'll start with the shawl pattern that almost had me casting on for another shawl (which is pretty much the last thing I should be doing right now). This is the Leaflette Shawl by Stormy Autumn, and I love how the travelling stitches work their way into the lace pattern at the edge. This reminds me a bit of my as-yet-unpublished Luluzinha shawl pattern and makes me want to get that pattern written and available ASAP! Maybe that'll be what I work on after the scarf and vest . . .
Next up is a baby granny square blanket that literally took my breath away:
Tanis crocheted this blanket using a very unique palette of her own hand-dyed yarns and I think it's safe to say this is one of the most beautiful examples of a granny square project I've ever seen. Her eye for color is unmatched and it's no wonder her yarns are so popular. Looking at this project reminds me that I need to order some of her yarn!
Last but certainly not least is this graphic Hoot blanket:
I think I have a thing for blankets. Have you noticed?
This pattern really intrigued me because it's made of 49 identical pieces that are sewn together in a specific way to create the design. I love the graphic look of the finished product and it's very intriguing to think about knitting a whole bunch of identical pieces and yet ending up with something that doesn't at all look like it's made up of one motif.
I hadn't heard of the designer, Shui Kuen Kozinski, before, so I eagerly clicked on her name in Ravelry to see the rest of her designs, expecting more like this . . . boy was I surprised to find that other than this, she's done almost exclusively lacework! What a mind she must have! I'm in awe.