some knits for summer – and a free pattern!

Well, summer is coming (says she, groaning at the thought of venturing out into a miserable cold rainy day) and the summertime knits are parading along right in front of it!

Ever wanted to make your own Converse sneakers? Here’s the pattern.
And don’t say I never gave you anything!

(I love Craft Magazine!)

I also like this pattern in the Interweave Knits Summer 2008 edition:

The pattern is by Barbara Gregory, a local designer and artist who also created the fabulous Bacardi cardigan:

As for Vogue Knitting, none of the patterns in the current issue really spoke to me (probably a good thing as I might start speaking back and people would look at me funny). However, check out this rib/cable pattern!

The instructions are available for free on their website here.

But what am I plotting? Well, I’m still awaiting my order from Blue Moon – in typical indecisive style, I changed my request for Sapphire to (love the name!) Lover’s Leap:


(What I really wanted to do, of course, is write back and say “Just give me one… no, make that two… of everything please. But I haven’t won the lottery. Yet. It won’t be very long until I’m famous though, as I’m sure the phone will be ringing off the hook today with calls from publishers who have seen my letter to the editor today and want to offer me a book deal.)

As well, in addition to the Sherwood, I’m working on the lovely Moonshadow stole by Sivia Harding (the kit is available at Earthfaire online):

I’ve picked a different colourway, Velvet Turquoise from Liius yarns, a wool mohair blend:

It’s lovely stuff.

I’m also trying to decide whether I should make one of these for myself.

But actually, on second thought, it probably won’t work unless I get the name of her makeup artist as well.

Miaow. I invite you to put your caption for this photo in the comments section.

Happy Thursday!

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7 thoughts on “some knits for summer – and a free pattern!

  1. Sequana says:

    Caption: “You, too, can throw your hip out of joint trying to keep the stripes matching.”

    About your letter – I loved it. The next letter’s signatory explained that one. But the 3rd letter was a good one too.

    I think you should have a weekly column in that newspaper, along the lines of your blog.

  2. clarabelle says:

    How about: “Pass the sick bucket please”.

    That Velvet Turquoise does look good enough to eat, I think, especially with the beluga caviar sprinkled on it; and I do like Moonshadow, and I do like Lover’s Leap, and, blinking heck, how come you are so blinking slim????

    Oops, off to read your letter….

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