i'm still doing a rather poor job of maintaining this space right now (if you want to keep up with me on social media these days, instagram will be your best bet), but i had to make a point of drooling over a pattern from the latest wool people collection! check out escher by alexis winslow!
it's one of the most stunning pieces of knitwear (and just general clothing) design i've seen recently. i desperately want to cast it on my needles, but i have too many designs of my own to deal with right now to justify a selfish knit. particularly a selfish knit that's a fingering-weight garment. sigh. i do so want to make it though!
it looks absurdly cozy, and i've been eyeing my closet and its lack of "nice" (i.e. i haven't already camped in it) cardigan layers for work and fancy events. working at a place that produces upscale art is very convenient for the femme in me, but not when i don't know what sweater to pair with my dresses and lipstick!
i shall have to deal with not having the time to work on it for now, and spend the time instead dreaming up beautiful colour combinations for it instead.
|don't forget that the pollination kal is going on this month! prizes for knits are always a good incentive for finishing gift knits...|
speaking of designs, those of you who follow me on instagram will already know that i've got bulky knits galore coming off my needles at the moment. i've got a new design about to launch for testing (the charting has proven to take a longer time than i anticipated for formatting) and i have a mini collection within the when nature fought back collection that i hope to have ready for the beginning of december. i've pared back my xmas knits considerably from last year, but i do still have one gift to knit, and i have some undies to deal with (thankfully, they have very patient and understanding future owners). once the bulky knits are done, i will be moving back to fingering weight projects. there are too many ideas rolling around in my head and not enough time to knit them all. i would really like to get around to some selfish knitting sometime though...maybe i'll fit some in over the holidays just for kicks.