I've loved Knitty since I started knitting. Knitty was the website of the day on my SNB calendar yesterday and it stirs up fond memories of my first discovery of Knitty. I know that the Spring Issue has been out for awhile, but I thought I'd post the patterns I fell in love with at first sight of this issue. Right now these patterns are on my To Knit List. (I don't have a paper list - it's all in my noggin, but maybe I should start one. It's a long list, and some days I feel my brain is pushing maximum density!) Maybe revisiting these patterns will give me the little extra inspiration and motivation I need to bump these up on my priority list.

Isabella... So lovely...

Meet Ribena. One question: where was this picture shot?

Can you just picture this Bauble wrapped around your wrist as you furiously work those needles?


Thrift Store Find

I love thrift stores! I've had a love for a good resale shop since I was a little girl. So many fond memories (and great finds) when visiting my grandparents in Wisconsin and going to the Goodwill... In fact, when I was in Phoenix, I exclaimed in excitement at the sight of the Goodwill, which got quite a few snickers from my cousins. Some people just can't appreciate a thrift store, and what can be found at a thrift store...

I found this lovely silk/rayon yarn at $9 for 9 hanks! Absolutely GORGEOUS! And definitely enough to knit up a cute little summer top.



The scenery in Sedona was amazing...

... So was the cute little knit shop we visited along the way...

Thanks to Red Rock Knit Shop, I snatched that perfect button for my felted bag, as well as some pretty light blue Touche.
I have some grand plans for this Touche. I purchased Wendy Bernard's (of Knit and Tonic) The Somewhat Cowl. Not having a swift and ball winder are really becoming a drag. I desperately want to start swatching, but have no motivation to wind up one of these hanks by hand. Soon, very soon...


& After

I finished my bag 2 weeks ago, but didn't have time to post it before I went to Phoenix. Now that I'm back to reality, and over the blues of wishing I were still on vacation, I finally took photos of it.

I took it to Phoenix with me, although it was buttonless at the time. Just hadn't found the right button. But at the yarn store in Sedona (more on that next post), I found the perfect accessory for this felted baby.

And here's Murphy, starving for attention...