Wednesday, September 15, 2004

New patterns, more yarn, no time...oh, my!

All of a sudden there are so MANY projects I want to start! First, the fall issue of Knitty arrived last week. I immediatly fell in love with the cozy wrap. Isn't it gorgeous? I decided to head directly to my LYS the same day and returned home with this.

It's Mandalay by Reynolds, 100% silk. I have to admit, I was tempted by some brighter colored yarns. But, I decided to actually use the yarn specified in the pattern *gasp* and that using a neutral color would mean I could actually wear it more. I love the lacy look of this wrap, and just reading through the pattern it appears to be very straightforward. I've never knit a lace pattern (if that's what this is) so I'm looking forward to the challenge.

And, as if that wasn't enough knitting excitement, I WON some yarn and a fun diamond-motif sock pattern! Susan held a contest on her blog, and I was the lucky winner of this delicious yarn:

She graciously provided a copy of her original Picasso pattern as well. Thanks, Susan! If you want a copy, too, you can purchase it on her blog.

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