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Crochet (and knitting)again

After our nasty weather this week, I think I am officially done with winter.  I may not be longing to knit tank tops, but it would be nice to knit with some nice cotton or bamboo yarn!

This is my haul from the Knit Nook Superbowl sale today.  I got enough Cathay to make a nice summer pullover or cardigan – mixed dyelots, but they look the same to me, and I can always stripe them in.  I also got a bunch of back issues of crochet today for $1 each.  I really like Crochet today, but I haven’t bought it in awhile – there are lots of cute patterns though, and I’m sure I’ll get my $1 worth!

As always with spring, my thoughts turn to crochet.  I’m really dying to make this asymmetrical cardigan, from the current IC.

I have the required yarn for the cardigan (EL Silky wool) in several colors – I’m thinking of lavender.  I also think this shawl is really beautiful – it reminds me of Icarus.

Rowan/RYC has also released their spring line of patterns.  I am not (to be honest) especially impressed with Rowan 45 – I like the Bloom section, but it’s nothing special, and I’ve come to realize that I do not knit fingering weight sweaters.  However, their special collections are wonderful!

These patterns are from RYC Classic Reminiscence and the Lenpur linen collection.  I probably like these two collections enough to buy them.  There is another new collection for milk cotton, and one for siena, but there are too many 4-ply patterns in those to be a good value for me.

I can’t wait for the spring IK, the Twist Collective, and a new book from Kim Hargreaves in March.  Looks like a great spring!

I’ve already planned my next socks: Lobster Pot socks by Chrissy Gardener.

I think the cable looks like hearts, and I’m planning to use my Madelinetosh in poprocks (hot pink!)

7 thoughts on “Crochet (and knitting)again

  1. Winter being done sounds great to me!

    The cables do look like hearts, I’m tempted to cast on for my little bit of valentines day cheer.

  2. I am (totally selfishly) hoping you crochet the cubist cardigan. I have had my eye on it since the magazine came out but I’m a bit of a junior crochet-er so I’d prefer to follow rather than to lead. I’d be agog to see how it comes together.

    I’m going to buy the Lenpur Linen collection as soon as it come out if only for that cardigan with the double moss stitch and the cable down the sleeves and that cute little flared pleat at the bottom – ace!

  3. Wish we had such a Knit Nook Superbowl sale here, too…
    Spring should really come soon. I am also tired of snow, ice and gloomy weather.
    The asymmetrical cardigan is beautiful, and so the shawl is. Unfortunately I haven’t yet learned how to crochet but it is on my list of things I would like to learn very soon since I fell in love with a crocheted shawl (“Chantel”). 😉
    Thank you for the Rowan preview. I definitely will buy the Reminiscence and Romance booklets. I also don’t like the Rowan Magazine No. 45 very much except few patterns from the Bloom collection.
    The socks are cute and I think they will look great in hot pink.

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