This week's Ravelry Faves

Posted on June 29, 2011 | 1 Comment

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 This reminds me a bit of my as-yet-unpublished Luluzinha shawl pattern and makes me want to get that pattern written and available ASAP!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.

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New feature: Stuff I've favorited on Ravelry

Posted on April 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

This morning I was going through my friend feed on Ravelry and adding stuff as favorites when I realized that I should probably be sharing those awesome projects and patterns here on my blog! So I've decided to do something similar to my weekly "caught my eye this week" post from my cooking blog over here to share the cool knitting stuff I've come across in the last week. Hope you enjoy this new "feature" and find some awesome inspiration of your own!

First up, the Tamarix Quilt from Morfo (Ravelry link):

I love this project for so many reasons it's hard to know where to start! The colors! The awesome photo with its beautiful lighting and the cat sitting on top! That cat makes me laugh because Arnold does the exact same thing anytime I'm trying to take a picture of something on the floor.

But back to the blanket: It's done in Cascade 220 in a great, modern version of a girly palette. She made it as a baby blanket and I think it's stunning! Congrats on a beautiful project Morfo!

Another project that caught my eye this morning were these Sandal Baby Booties by Crochet Dreamz. So cute and so clever! The pattern is available as a PDF download for just $5 if you're interested. Crochet Dreamz is a new-to-me blog/designer and she's got lots of cute crochet patterns available, check her out if you're in the market for cute crocheted baby stuff!

Last but certainly not least, I'm fairly obsessed with this Create Comforts Cardi made by Nancye (Ravelry link):

My Facebook update this morning about resisting casting on for yet another new project? Totally about this one. I already went and bought the pattern from Madelinetosh but shockingly, I don't have the right yarn in my stash. And by that I mean that I don't have yarn that's close enough to the above photo! I'm clearly obsessed with this very specific cardigan. I think it will be such a useful addition to my wardrobe!

I wonder if maybe Nancye would consider selling it to me . . .

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