Monday, November 10, 2008

Boutique knits

Aaarrgghhh!! It is already 2.30pm and I haven't written a word yet today. I will though, and by the end of today I will be over a third done!

I get an email every day from Knitting Daily which is associated with Interweave Press. Last week they were advertising this new book. Boutique Knits by Laura Irwin. There were a couple of pictures of the projects inside and I was taken with a pair of fingerless gloves. I checked on amazon uk and they said it would take 9-12 days. So I went with my old faithful Book Depository and it came this morning, 5 days later.

There are some cute projects in it, even some full size garments, but I liked these 3 best.

A head and shoulders hood,

a cute hat,

and these are the little gloves I liked in the first place. It is hard to tell, but in the detail on the back of the hand there are two different colours, both pink. You could use any two colours I suppose. There is not much of the second colour so you could use up left overs. They are made with sockweight/fingering weight yarn, so I think I have a little bit of that somewhere in the stash (ahem!!).

And these are the Day Of The Dead socks that I sent off to New York today. Feels a bit mean sending off half made socks but those were the rules. My partner hasn't finished hers yet so I may win this round and get to knit on, depending on the speed of the post of course.


mooncalf said...

I've bought the very same book, mainly for that cloche pattern. Mine's coming via the amazon super-slow post though so I'll see it some time next week...

As for 'Dear Prudence' - I had to look into it but it seems as though it came out about 9 years before I was born. So probably not. Note to self, wear more makeup in photos. Buy vaseline for lens.


kathryn said...

There are some super projects there- thanks for the link, I missed it in Knitting Daily.