Two of my favorite magazines to really read & study cover to cover. Interweave Knits and Living Crafts. I like to make a special pot of tea (usually something peppermint) and devour each page including the advertising. I make notes, research patterns, designers, bloggers, suppliers, techniques, fabrics, yarns, …….
Yes, it can get obsessive, especially when I get ravelry involved, checking on who is knitting which project, any errata? different yarns? modifications?
Similar technique used by a loved designer…..
I love the combo of a lace weight yarn with a sport or worsted weight for the body of the sweater, using orange will always get my attention too! I do love the cape cabled sweater below too.
The story teller in me wants to attempt my version of the mitten too. Goodness knows we have enough felt in the house to make a few sets.
Nothing is more classic than paper snowflakes, I just adore the simplicity of this project. Even in the bitter cold of January I still pause to enjoy the still moments of snow falling, swirling, swaying ever so softly as I sip my tea and enjoy my magazines.
Living Crafts started a blog not too long ago and I love tuning in. Check it out!