I am slightly behind as this is the last day of the block party, but hell. Better late than never, y/y? :)
I'm out in front with my knitting, proudly and noisily working on the Tempting sweater from the spring 2004 issue of Knitty. It's an easy pattern, but I like to snark while I knit and generally talk to myself quite a bit.
This is where I sing a song of love for Knitty.
Knitty is an online fiber arts magazine that quite frankly rocks my socks off. Every new quarter bring a new bundle of joy with articles and reviews about knitting and spinning tools and techniques and more new free patterns than you could hope to shake your needle roll at. And before you roll your eyes and make some sort of crack about getting what you pay for, consider this: I have yet to make anything from a Knitty pattern that has been a dud, and have very rarely heard complaints from my nutty knitting peers.
A sampling of awesome:
- Stuffed Crab (I know several people who need this)
- Shipwreck Shawl (I'm still working up my courage - that's a LOT of lace and beading)
- Miittens (I have these up on needles now. You too can make your small child look like s/he stepped out of a video game!)
- Interlocking leaves socks (gorgeous lace toe-up socks)
- Amelia cardigan (because I always need another one, you probably do too.)
And hell, I'll put my money where my mouth is. I'll send the first three people to reply a pair of Dashing fingerless gloves.
So c'mon and drag your lawn chair over here with me and we'll sit and knit and trade patterns and horror stories, drinking some of the spiked punch while we watch the festivities wind down. It'll be fun.
Other people on the block: Miss Mags is laying down tunes and Ames is bringing out the trays of cookies.