Sunday, August 9, 2009

Speak to Me



Bring on winter! Oh, I'm not talking about being tired of summer. Yet. This weekend feels like it's the first summer weather we've had, complete with wicked storms.

No, I'm not wishing for cool weather. I'm just looking forward to autumn knitting. I can't believe the fall issue of Interweave Knits. Each page is better than the page before, but it's the cover photo that's calling my name. Is that not the most beautiful sweater? I haven't done the math to figure out what this would cost, but my local yarn store does have this yarn. In that color. In stock.



When I left the spinning circle yesterday and sat down to read this issue, I had to force myself to stay home. The urge to cast on for this was mighty strong. I was afraid I was going to run back up there and buy all the Manos del Uruguay. Torrential downpours saved my bank account, but for awhile there, it was touch and go.

If you don't have this issue yet, don't miss out. I don't usually fancy every single pattern in each issue, but I do for this one.

16 comments:

Queenmothermamaw said...

Yes it is beautiful. How wonderful to make that a wear it around and say made my yours truly. I am gonna make some little crochet vests. That's not what they are called but that is what I call them. Tight and low cut to go over sweaters.
QMM

Miss 376 said...

How long will you be able to resist? That would be fsntastic to snuggle up in

Brenda said...

I love that sweater also and would find it really hard to resist. Magazines are always very hard for me to resist buying. I have so many piles of them around the house and can't part with them.
That sweater will be a beauty ... when you finish it.. so better get started Rudee.

Renie Burghardt said...

Oooh, that is one beautiful sweater to snuggle and keep warm in, Rudee!

Rose said...

I totally agree; this issue is full of good things to knit. I bought a copy on Saturday and there are at least three things I want to try!

Jadekitty said...

That is beautiful :) Maybe you can order the knitting materials online?

Amy said...

My copy's been sitting on the kitchen counter, where I have been hugely admiring the cover. I haven't even looked at anything else in it yet. That sweater is just so fine.

Joanna said...

What a gorgeous sweater. Imagine being able to create something like that. I think it would look great on you.

Stephanie V said...

That is a big deal...it's rare to find all the designs inspiring. I have to go look on the newsstand now. That gray sweater does look so cosy.

Rudee said...

Ah. So nice of my posse of knitting codependents to weigh in and encourage such knitting insanity. Done in manos, the yarn alone would be more than $200-and that's with my spinning circle discount. I need to find a suitable substitute. Maybe lambs pride since it's also single ply. Manos is kettle dyed so I'd have to carry two balls of yarn knitting 2 rows with one then 2 rows with the other for color consistency. No two yarns with manos are quite the same.

hmmmm.

Since I'm going to a fiber fest next Saturday, I'll have a look-see there.

I lurve this sweater and I MUST. KNIT.IT.

Winifred said...

That does look irresistible Rudee. I bet it will feel fabulous too. I don't think I've ever seen that magazine to buy here.

Just as well because I'm like Brenda with magazines. I went to a summer fair and to my delight there were massive bundles of sewing magazines for about a pound each so I bought one. At the end of the fair they said I could take them but my husband refused. He knows I can't throw them out.

clairedulalune said...

That is a beautiful knit. I just bought knitting needles, but forgot about wool. Typical me at the moment!

ellen abbott said...

My grandmother taught me how to crochet when I was about 12 but I never learned how to knit.

Just wanted to say thank you for visiting my blog today.

Rositta said...

My issue was waiting for me when we got home yesterday and I admit I too admired that cardigan, big time. I don't think I'll make it though, at least not this year. There are a couple of other things with my name on it though. I made two things from the summer issue, I do love that magazine...ciao

Devon said...

I better not buy this issue, too much trouble! Last fall I knit the Einstein Coat out of Manos del Uruguay... beautiful, but we had such a mild winter in CA that I hardly had need of a wool coat!

I would love to see you post your progress on the cover sweater... come on, you know you are going to do this project!

NCmountainwoman said...

I started a gorgeous diamond pattern shawl of alpaca. Before long, it got large enough that I can't stand to have it in my lap. It even made my hands hot just knitting it. That will definitely be my cooler weather project. I've been doing a lot of cotton this summer.