Saturday, 7 July 2007

Happy dancing! The post brought 3 new books today: Let's Knit 10 & Let's Knit 11, and another called Let's Knit Autumn and Winter.

The last includes both knitting and crochet patterns.The patterns trend a bit to the older crowd and a few include a bit more glitz (metallic threads carried along) than I am comfortable - a bit too "Ladies who Lunch" for me.

I love this jacket with the attached Celtic cabled collar!
I'm already feeling the fall air nipping at my nose …(that may just be the air conditioning now but I can dream!

Rarely do I see crocheted sweaters that I like, but this green sweater looks soft and well fitted. Above all else, it looks easy!

This aran jacket with the faux fur trim is lovely. There is a yarn called Puddel that is perfect for this kind of trim. Lucky me - I have a few balls in the stash.

As a card-carrying member of the hot-flash set, I have found that I love vests. They keep me just warm enough, while still allowing for some cooling ventilation. Also coats fit so much better without the extra bulk.

One regret of life today in the US: buildings and homes are so climete controlled that the lovely wool sweaters that I really like to knit are almost too warm to wear in the winter. At work I have a sweater under my desk to take the chill off in the summer and a t-shirt for winter days when the radiators are really rockin'!This vest certainly fits the bill!


Laurie said...

Ah, ISBN number please! Those are lovely sweaters!

Laurie from Knittinginjapan

Silvia said...

The white cardi is great.

ISBN number please :)