This Week in My Dreams

After the inspiration high of WI Sheep & Wool, I am a little conflicted by reality vs. fantasty. I assume most knitters can relate to the fact that there’s a healthy rift between the honest actuality of what I am capable of knitting vs. what I think I am capable of knitting. In any case, this week I’ve had one singular dream: Carrie Bostick Hoge‘s Lucinda sweater from her book, Madder Anthology 2: Simple Pleasures.

Photo copyright Carrie Bostick Hoge (from Ravelry pattern page) – Please click photo for link!

While I would love to knit it in The Fibre Company‘s Acadia in the Verbena colorway

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Photo from The Fibre Co website – Please click photo for link!

I’m kind of leaning toward using Green Mountain Spinnery‘s Cotton Comfort in the Storm colorway.

Cotton Comfort STORM
Photo from Green Mountain Spinnery website – Please click photo for link!

80% Targhee + 20% Organic Cotton, I got to see this yarn at the WI Sheep & Wool Festival. Either way, I think this sweater would be a treasure in everyday wear-ability.

What are you dreaming of knitting this week?

This Week in My Dreams

I never quite know what project is going to tickle my fancy from day to day or week to week. In fact, it sometimes happens that projects I can’t live without don’t actually stand the test of time while those I initially shun do. This week’s obsession is one of those.

Joji Locatelli’s Old Romance has been on my mind this week.

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Image from Joji Locatelli’s Ravelry  pattern page – Click for link!

It really didn’t appeal to me when it first came out, but now I’m dreaming of pairing it with Tanis Fiber Arts Blue Label in one of two color pairings…

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Pink Grapefruit and Natural

or

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Midnight and Stone

(Yarn images from Tanis Fiber Arts website – Click images for links!)

What are you dreaming of knitting this week?

This Week in My Dreams

It’s Friday, so it’s time to tell you what I’ve been dreaming about putting on my needles this week. As usual, there have been no shortage of lustful thoughts in the yarny portion of my brain and it’s actually been especially crazed since I finished TWO knitting projects and THREE sewing projects this week (I think it’s like a world record for me).

Mostly though, I’ve been thinking a lot about Hannah Fettig’s Boothbay.

                    Image copyright Knitbot ~ From http://www.knitbot.com ~ Click image for pattern

If I’m being truly honest, I basically want to knit every sweater from her Home & Away collection, but today I’m going to focus on this one.

I’ve been back and forth between this yarn…

                          Image from Cream City Yarn online shop ~ Click for link!

Fancy Tiger Crafts Heirloom Romney in Huckleberry that I became aware of recently thanks to the Cream City Yarn Instagram account.

The other yarn I think would be fantastic is…

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                                                  Image from Brooklyn Tweed online shop ~ Click for link!

Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in Cast Iron.

What are you dreaming of knitting this week?

This Week in My Dreams

I’m constantly inspired and tempted by projects and patterns and materials in the fiber arts world and while sadly I can’t get to it all (at least not in a timely fashion) these inspirations are a crucial part of how I stay motivated. I thought it’d be fun to start a little serial on Fridays highlighting a project I’m currently lusting after. I may or may not every get to knit or spin these items. And I reserve the right to not explain myself or expand on why I have eyes for the projects I have my eye on.  I just want to share my most recent lust-worthy finds with you. These posts will be short and sweet & just give us all a little something to dream about over the weekend. 

 Dynastid (the kit) from Spincycle Yarns

Dynastid... the kit!
Photo from Spincycle Yarns website.

This pattern is also available in the Simone Barry’s eBook In the Woods, but the Au Natural + Payback color combination is the version I like best.

What’s your favorite?