The Twist Collective is open and ready for business and I like many others find it terribly exciting.
Personal favourite projects include the Oolong socks by Mona Schmidt, the Little Birds sweater by Ysolda Teague even if there needs to be more yoga in my life before I cast on, Wisteria by Kate Gilbert, Lily by Marnie MacLean, the Lissajous Socks by Cookie A. Oh and Cat Bordhi’s Houdini Socks TOTALLY sing to my process knitter ways!
I hope everyone else finds it as exciting as I do. Long live the Twist!
Too much knitting related internet surfing is making me want to buy lots of things. But I’m trying to be good and work with what I’ve got at the moment rather than let myself go wild. So I’m going to share the things that are making me drool at the moment. Don’t blame me if you are suddenly inspired to melt your credit card.
Crochet Me by Kim Werker
Projects that I like in this book are many. I love the great things done with crochet, especially the Cocoon Market Bag. I know this is the year of the super eco, reusable, knit/crocheted market bag, but this is the first one that has actually tempted me to make one.
200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton
To help support my sudden desire for a granny square afghan. I have visions of over sized blocks becoming a topper for my bed. Winter is coming soon (but hopefully not too quickly).
Interweave Crochet – Fall Issue
In this issue, I’m completely in love with the Seaside Coat. Partly because I love the idea of crocheting and felting such professional looking outer wear, partly because it’s a very similar style and colour coat to one that I already own and love. Really I just need to subscribe to this magazine already as there’s always something in there that I desperately want to make.
The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller
Not only will it add to my Stitch ‘n’ Bitch library, it’s got some good technical information on crocheting. I know all the stuff so far has been crochet related. That’s because it’s seriously under represented in my craft library and I’m intrigued to work more with a hook since discovering I can make more things than 60’s related Hallowe’en costumes.
Doodle Stitching by Aimee Ray
I’ve been looking at embroidery for months. Slowly I’ve been accumulating the required supplies and amassing a library of inspiration. I’m working through ideas in my head before putting needle to fabric. I like the kitsch value of using old embroidery patterns and some of the cool ways embroidery is being used to be more than little rosebuds on little girls pinafor dresses. This would be a great addition to the internal brainstorming. One of these days I’ll put down my wool and pick up some floss. Mark my words.
Oh and to lighten the mood (and again so I don’t lose track of these fun things), here’s some fabulous craftiness that the internets have provided me.
Cross Stitch Minipops by Ruby Khan
These are too too too awesome for words. I want all my favourite bands and cast of characters translated from pixel to cross stitch, framed and hanging in my hallway.
Crazy Awesome Crocheted Thingmes by Nicole Gastonguay
Who doesn’t want their tv dinner to be smiling up at them as they dig in?