A triple whammy today:
1. The Interweave autumn (fall) preview is up. I don’t know if I can think about autumn/winter knitting at this point, it’s actually hot here in London for once! There is some really nice design there though – not so much stuff I would knit myself, but some good inspiration and it sounds like the articles will be good too. They’ve continued their use of “real” models even more in this issue – good work! I’d probably knit the Little Blue Sweater, but for inspiration the Braided Pullover is awesome.
2. Vogue knitting preview also up! I don’t think there was anything I wanted to knit there, but the page isn’t loading right now so I can’t check. Some good inspiration though.
3. The Knitty Summer Surprise patterns are up. The “Hey, Teach!” cardigan is cute, and I’d like to try the 2nd Time Cotton (mental note). Ooh, I just clicked over to Sea Tangles. Not sure if I’d use the stainless steel for a whole sweater, but it looks cool. I really want to try out the Kusha Kusha scarf using that stainless steel one day. I haven’t knit a scarf in years and I see a few in my future… maybe while I’m in New Zealand I’ll knit some.
As for my current knitting, I did start the Tulip Kimono and have almost finished the back. Imagine a vast stocking stitch rectangle and you’ll understand why I haven’t posted pictures. The yarn is scrummy though. I just looked up the blend and it’s 35% cotton, 25% polyamide, 18% viscose, 9% cashmere – I had thought it was all natural fibres, hmm. My ethical dilemma is that I love viscose but apparently it is horribly polluting. Ditto cotton, for that matter. Oops.