20 March 2017

Knitting Stuff - March and Spring

Have you been participating in Mason Dixon Knitting's March Mayhem? It's not too late to join! Round Two has just begun. In my house, a certain gentleman is watching that other March event non-stop so I'm glad to find a knitting equivalent. (Also, thank goodness for headphones and The Voice streaming on CTV). It's quite fun to vote on a bunch of patterns and watch what happens. I was surprised to see that while most of my favourite shawls moved on to Round 2, only one of my sweater votes did - and my least preferred one at that. There's just no accounting for taste.

My favourite sweater, Amy Herzog's Rigging Sweatshirt did not make it past Round 1.

My favourite shawl, Thea Coleman's Edradour, is still going strong.

Also, since mentioning the Spring 2017 Pom Pom Quarterly a few posts back, I found myself stalking their website. So I finally just went to my LYS and bought it. It's such a cheerful, optimistic, little volume. Every pattern is bright and fresh. I already praised the retro fun of Meli and here are a couple more cuties.

Arrosa by Jennifer Weissman is a simple, fingering weight shawl, perfect for spring.
I just love that colourful contrasting edge row

I really want to knit Bombus by Miriam Jarrs.
It strikes me as both very old and quite young simultaneously. The stitch pattern is so clever.
In my own knitting, I've just put the latest shawlette down to block. I am cautiously optimistic even though I think I screwed up the gauge. Photos soon.

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