Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Interweave Knits

The Interweave Knits Winter Preview arrived in my email box today. All plans for my next few knit projects are out the window. As soon as I catch my breath from gasping at the beauty of almost everything in this issue, I will re-group. In the meantime, take a look at some of these designs.

I like this
Nora's Sweater, Pamela Powers, Interweave Knits Winter 2009

and this
Alpaca Pleats Jacket, Connie Chang Chinchio, Interweave Knits Winter 2009

and this
Braided Riding Jacket, Coralie Meslin, Interweave Knits Winter 2009

and this

Icelandic Star, Sarah Hoadley, Interweave Knits Winter 2009

and on and on. This issue is a far cry from the fall issue, where there was almost nothing I liked.

The story by editor Eunny Jang where she describes her first winter in a cold weather climate is icing on the knitting cake. She says
"This is my first real winter in Colorado. We've already had two major snowfalls, and the night temperatures are dropping quickly. I've put my beloved flats aside for lined, waterproof boots; I've put de-icing washer fluid in my car; I've bought an electric kettle, the better to make boiling-hot tea in a hurry."

She says theses things as if they are unusual occurrences. Oh, the innocence of those that dwell in warm climates. Do you suppose that kettle will last until spring?


Sel and Poivre said...

Nora's sweater left me gasping too! And I immediatly hoped the new issue would "speak" to me since the Autumn issue really did contain nothing of interest to me.

As for electric kettles - After I make tea to sip while knitting in the evening I've taken to using some of the freshly (and electrically) boiled water for a hot water bottle. Nothing better than a pre warmed bed as the temperature dips!

Sandra said...

ooo, Icelandic star.... yum.

Unknown said...

Yeah...I know exactly how you feel...I love that pleats jacket! Everything else...out the window!