In a form of new releases. The thing I love about living in the Northern Hemisphere is the four seasons. Growing up by the equator, I only knew “rainy” or “dry” season. It was so hot all year long that a 5 – 10 degree drop in temperature went unnoticed. Anyway, I am longing for Spring because it’s been raining cats and dogs here since Monday. So, I am excited about the Spring pattern releases that some companies have put up.
From the knitting world, let’s look at what’s in store for us from KnitScene Winter/Spring 2010. This is a special issue for me because it profiles my favorite designer, Connie Chang Chinchio.
Basic henley to add to my casual staple. This looks like the sequel of her previous Henley
From other designers,
Photos courtesy of KnitScene
Up next is the latest book from Louisa Hardings, Cardigans. I don’t know about you but cardigans dominate my wardrobe. I have cardigans in all sorts of color and embellishments. I hate wearing button-down shirt to work, so cardigans are perfect replacement. I came across this book via the KnitPicks catalog. KnitPicks featured the books plus their yarns to go with the patterns in the latest catalog. Most of the designs are very British, which I love. Here are my favorites
Contarini, I love the colorwork and the jewel color tone
Photos courtesy of KnitPicks
On the sewing end, Vogue has just published their spring goodies. I have not bought any Vogue pattern yet. People told me that they are geared toward advanced seamstress, which is why I stay away from it. But one can still marvel over it, can’t she?
Photos courtesy of Vogue
Someday, I will get to that advanced level and will start sewing designer knock-off. In the meantime, I am planning to tackle the Coffee Date Dress from the infamous Selfish Seamtress. The pattern is free and Elaine, the designer, is a petite girl like me so I hope I don’t have to do too much adjustment. I plan to use wool fabric I acquired from Stone Mountain Daughter fabric a few weeks ago.
BTW, have you heard about Debbie Stoller, yes the stitch and bitch Debbie, new yarn line to be sold at Jo-ann? It is 100% natural, 100% affordable. I can’t wait to try it out, I am sick of walking to the knitting aisle at Jo-ann. All I can find is acrylic, I can’t wait to purchase alpaca yarn from Jo-ann.