Fade To Grey
Spring is just around the corner and I'm still knitting as fast as I can from my favorite fall and winter books.
Fade to Grey by Louisa Harding has been my favorite book from this fall/winter season. Fade to Grey is filled with 14 pretty projects all knit in Louisa's luxurious Grace and Grace Hand Dyed yarns.
Wondering where Louisa's inspiration came for this book? I was curious myself so I asked Louisa. Louisa told me...
"The title is taken from a song called Fade to Grey by a UK pop band "Visage" which was released in 1980. The song conjures up memories of my teenage years."
"I wanted the book to be about that teenage spirit."
I certainly think Louisa captured that youthful spirit with Fade to Greys pretty "girly" projects. Louisa hopes this book appeals to knitters of all ages and all abilities.
I adore all the projects in Fade to Grey. My favorite is the Sophie fingerless glove pattern. Mine are knit in Grace Hand Dyed, color 17. I receive rave compliments anytime I wear them. I am so proud to say that I knit them because they really look like they came from a fashionable boutique.
This is a pattern, I will be knitting over and over again. I just love them!
I love Louisa's trademark rosette.
I actually learned how to make my first Louisa Harding rosette from Louisa herself! (How lucky am I?) That was back in January 2009 when I met Louisa and took her Juliet scarf class, here on the West Coast.
I love that the Sophie gloves and Millie beret feature a Louisa rosette adorned with buttons. I always have so much fun going button shopping for my Louisa projects. My Sophie glass buttons have a vintage patina but are actually new buttons.
Grace Hand Dyed
For a Louisa Harding fan like me, it is hard to select a favorite yarn of hers. I really love them all. Right now though my reigning favorite is her Grace and Grace Hand Dyed yarn. It's silk and wool fiber combination is a dream to knit with.
My next project to cast on is Louisa's Millie beret. I better get going on it because I know there will be so many more projects that I'll want to knit in her new upcoming spring/summer books!
I'm knitting as fast as I can and I just can't keep up with the fabulous Louisa Harding! How about you?