Monday, February 13, 2006

Liz's Spring 2006 IK Review

And just so you know how much I miss Richmond, we got 16" of snow over the weekend, and Rosebud had school as usual. This is the view from my front door.

I am still totally breathless from your King Harald Hat. I am in awe. Fair Isle scared the bejeebus out of me, and you made a triumphant debut! How gorgeous. I would be so pissed to have to give it up for the auction. What can I say? I am a selfish knitter.

This was a good week for Knit Mail. I got the new Rowan, and still need to read it about 1000 more times before I can get past the weird headresses and styling of the photos. Some distinct possibilities for future projects in there, though, for sure.

The good news about this issue of IK is that instead of wanting to knit everything and actually knit nothing, there are some definite future projects in there:

Simply Lovely Lace Socks by Karen Baumer: Love them. Need More Sock Yarn. And where do I get those shoes??? I am, however, not planning on working the high-heels-with-socks look.

Pullover Flair by Ann Budd: This just may be the sweater for all that Noro I bought last weekend. Love it.

Breezy Cables Jacket by Kathy Zimmerman: I like the idea of this, because I have had in my mind that I need to do a traditional cream colored aran. So this is a candidate for that category, but not sure if I want a jacket or a traditional pullover.

Caftan Pullover by Norah Gaughan: I am so intrigued by this sweater. It is absolutely beautiful. So sophisticated. I guess the key is going to find a suitable substitute, as this sweater would be wicked expensive with the yarn called for in the pattern

Streakers Shrug by Pam Allen: Mostly because I think it would work with the turquoise Manos lurking in my stash -- was originally going to be a Hot Lava Cardigan.

PomPom Fingerless Mitts by Deborah Newton: But totally without the ridiculous pom pom!

Intriguing, but probably not:

Sunrise Circle Jacket by Kate Gilbert: looks ingenious, but I think it might not be flattering on me. I am thinking football player arms, but I could be wrong.

Drop Stitch Hoodie by Theresa Schabes is nice too, but all those zippers truly intimidate me.

For the Record: This Sweater is not in Spring 06 IK
One critique: There are too many bobbles out there lately, especially ones that are too close to the boobies. Like here for example. Not. Good. The cover sweater does not feature such naughtily placed bobbles, but in the hands of some amateur knitter, one or two sizing errors, and boobie bobbles galore.


Anonymous said...

thos bobbles are so hysterical... anatomically correct sweater!

Ann said...

Boobie bobbles ... yeah, can't say that I'm interested in those! And the caftan looks like my boobs would just pop right out the front ...

TrampledbyGeese said...


I agree with your critique, there are too many bobbles and (my opinion) circles in this issue. But other than that, I am excited to start knitting.

I read on your blog that you are going to knit the Simply Lovely Lace Socks soon. I am also going to be knitting these just as soon as the yarn comes in the post.

I have never knitted lace before, so I though why not start a small Knit-A-Long. If you are interested, feel free to stop by my blog, or you can visit the group at: