Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Knitter Issue Two

The Knitter Issue Two

I've always loved British magazines. My favorites are the UK's Country Living, BBC's Homes and Antiques, The English Home, Red and Good Food. I can now add another great British magazine to my list, The Knitter.

The Knitter magazine is my new favorite knitting magazine. Issue Two has just hit the US newstands. I picked mine up today and love all the spring knitting inspiration!

Here is a sneak peak of my favorite patterns in this issue:

Meg Lace Dress by Louisa Harding

I love this lacey little number by my favorite designer Louisa Harding! The pattern is from her Summer Classics book and is knit in her Mariposa yarn.
Rosie Posy Tea Cozy

I think tea and knitting make a perfect pair so I can't wait to knit this gorgeous Rosie Posy Tea Cozy by Loani Prior. It is knit in DK yarn and designed to fit a round 6 cup tea pot. Hmmm...I'm sure I have a teapot in my collection that will work!

Chic Spring Beret

I have a thing for I love this Chic Spring Beret by Jane Crowfoot. It is knit in four colors of Paton's Smoothie DK. It says it is a great introduction to fair isle in the round since it has only three stitches between every color change. This knitter is ready to give fair isle a try!
Issue Two is filled with so many other great projects and designers including the cover cardigan by Jean Moss.
I would love to hear what your favorite pattterns are from Issue Two of The Knitter!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Barbie!

Happy Birthday Barbie!

Barbie is turning 50 today!

Perhaps Barbie needs to wear this French Court Dress (so, Marie Antoinette) from a vintage crochet pattern to her gala birthday bash!

Go ahead Barbie...have your cake and eat it, too!