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Friday, November 20, 2009

My Wish List

Here's my Christmas Wish List. All I need is more time and more fingers...

I love this simple little cardigan. It's from The Tahki Book Smart Tweed Collection and is knit from Donegal Tweed.

It's called My Antonia and is double seed stitch with a beautiful cable across the middle.

I just got in the most lovely brown Donegal Tweed...

I'm, pretty crazy about this cardigan too! Lots of pretty cables. It's from Tahki's new Terra Collection and is knit from a beautiful new heavy worsted yarn called Lana.

I've chosen the natural colorway of this 100% organic merino wool. It's really soft!

Isn't this little sweater adorable? As many of you know, I have two darling granddaughters ages 5 and 7. I haven't knit for them very much because they insist on using their sleeves as napkins. Think I could convince them not to for this?

It's called the Hearts and Flowers Cardigan and is in the brand new, hot off the presses, Interweave Knits, Winter 2009.

The yarn is Cascade's Heritage sock yarn which is a Superwash merino with a bit of nylon and comes in a whopping 437 yard hank. Solid color sock yarn is hard to come by, but this one does, in lots of classic Cascade colors.

Here are the colors this little sweater calls for.

Next on my list is this triangular leaf shawl from Knitted Lace of Estonia by Ann Budd. It's really hard to decide which shawl to make from this beautiful book, but I've set my sights on this one. Wow, eh?

I can't decide what yarn to use yet, however. I'm not sure if I want to use Dream in Color's Starry (sparkly crack), Alpaca Lace or Ella Rae's Merino Lace. Hmm, this would be beautiful in Cascade's Heritage too!

Since my last two lace projects were made with yarn with mohair, I think I'll skip the mohair this time. Ripping laceweight mohair can get a little frustrating!

I just love this Honeycomb Cardigan by Pam Allen for Classic Elite. It's in the Alpaca Stories book.

Made with Moorland, a very soft merino, alpaca, mohair blend, it looks like a really soft, wearable sweater. One of those "go-to" sweaters we all love on a damp day.

Moorland is a beautiful heather and I have a purple colorway that is screaming my name!

I've been wanting to make this sweater for a long, long time. It's the Monterey by Dolce Handknits and I love it.

You can't really tell from the picture, but it has an allover texture using a pretty stitch call the tiny bowknot.

I love the I-Cord ties and the turned hem on the bottom and sleeves. I've found the perfect yarn to make it in too. I'm going to use CEY Princess. Princess is a blend of merino, cashmere, angora and nylon. Lovely stuff.

I'm making this in the cobalt blue colorway.

Hmmm, another cardigan. Think I have thing for cardigans?

This one is the Lace Bodice Cardigan from CEY's Sunday Brunch.

It's knit in Classic Elite's Fresco which has the most beautiful halo from the angora in it. In the ball, you'd never know it has the halo, but knit up it is so soft, it's incredible.

I've picked out the loveliest shade of purple!

This, much to my chagrin, is only my SHORT list. I've got to find more time and many, many more fingers to get it all done.

That big baby, Mr. Ben, was crying the blues about how bored he was now that he was back from Paris and my darling Lilla did everything in her power to console him.

He felt infinitely better, but then she went home...He's truly impossible to live with these days.


Blogger kristinknits said...

big knitting plans...looks like fun!

5:59 PM  

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