Monday, September 07, 2009

A little bit of whimsy....

Pattern: Ishbel by Ysolda Teague
Yarn: Malabrigo Lace in "Paris Night" colorway
Needles: US #3 Clover bamboo circulars
Raveled here!
I've been making good use of my Whimsical Little Knits over here (books 1 and 2) with a few last minute summer knits. My favorite thus far is Ishbel.
I love this shawl. The Malabrigo is SOOOO soft and light, it's like a little cloud settling over my shoulders. I know it will probably pill a bit, but the yarn is just so dreamy, and so perfect for this pretty pattern. The color reminds me of really dark thunderclouds--did I ever mention that I am a great lover of thunderstorms?

Next up, Ripley:
Pattern: Ripley by Ysolda Teague
Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Angora
Raveled here!
It's not exactly hat weather yet, but a chill was definitely in the air today, so I thought I needed a new [green] hat to look forward to in the event that hat weather comes a little earlier this year. What better way to cheer oneself at summer's end than to knit up some fun winter woolens for cooler days to come?
And then there was this wee thing:You want to make one too? It will take you all of 5 minutes, with this great tutorial (yes, this is Ysolda's too--there's a theme to this post). I'm hoping this little owl imparts lots of wisdom to my brain come tomorrow, when the school year begins.
And in case you haven't seen Connie's awesome new pattern yet, stop by her blog and check it out! Seriously, her sweaters are even more gorgeous in person than they are in photos--and I'm not biased, I swear! All of her patterns are so classically beautiful.
Now it's officially time to start some fall knits. What will be next...? :)