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Knitter Extraordinaire Spotlight

Since moving to SF I have met so many wonderful knitters. Women and men who are just as obsessed (and dare I say, some more) with this craft as I am (MY PEOPLE!). So when my friend Linda posted her new finished project on Ravelry I just HAD to show off! 

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Made by the brilliant Linda (Rav ID: lindaloveslace) for her daughter. 
Yarn: Northhampton Valley Yarns, Worsted
Needles: US 5, 7, and 3s

Victory Lap X

Dudes, it's her OWN pattern! She calls it Project X: Victory Lap. Don't you worry I am demanding encouraging her to write it up. 

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What's doubly amazing is that her daughter, Lauren, made this mural! It's done with MARKERS people. If you're in SF and walking along the panhandle at Oak and Lyon look for this gorgeous door. It's just incredible.There's no doubt that creativity and talent run in the family. 

Beautiful job, Linda & Lauren!

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Fall Knit Inspiration

It's one of those mornings where I am curled up on the couch under my favorite blanket, with a cup of Dunkin Donuts (hooray for K-CUPS), and browsing the internets for some knitspiration.

Glad my favorite stores didn't let me down. 

Hand Knit Gimlet (Boden)

Bodenvest

Chunky Cable-knit Sweater Vest (Banana Republic)

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Vince Metallic Sweater (Neiman Marcus)

Vince Metallic Sweater - Neiman Marcus

Cambridge Cable Turtleneck (J.Crew)

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Circled Vest (Anthropologie)

Circle Vest
Cabled Cocoon Poncho (Anthropologie)

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Tulip Sleeve Cardigan (Anthropolgie)

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xoxo,

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Eye Candy Friday

Tomatoes!!

In the garden with my tomatoes! Tomaccio's to be exact. I have never grown my own veggies (or fruit for you tomato conspiracy theorists!) and I must say they are delicious. I feel like such a Gatherer today. Caprese Salads here I come!

PS. I am SOCLOSE to hitting a sales goal with Stella & Dot jewelry! Jazz up your knit wardrobe with a pair of earrings, a gorgeous necklace, or a HOT handbag!! Would love for you to help me reach it!

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I got a knitting fever

Green + Grey + Yellow

… and the only thing that's gonna fix it IS MORE KNITTING!

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Dudes, I gotta problem. There is a wonderful ebb and flow to the knit mojo and right now mine is running on all cylinders!!

I've been keeping busy with a good amount of "work knitting", samples being made for upcoming books and projects (eee! and no not my OWN book, maybe one day – a girl can dream!) but I am also trying to keep my knit psyche happy by allowing myself a little "for me" knitting at knit group and on weekends.

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I really love the grey and chartreuse combo and you can't go wrong with garter stitch. The perfect mindless knitting stitch.

Yarn is Madeline Tosh Sock and Alpha B.

How are you all fixing your Knit Fever?

scarves

FO: Watercolor Batkus

Watercolor Baktus

Pattern: Batkus
Yarn: Madeline Tosh – Tosh DK, alizarim, two balls
Needles: US 6
Modification: made scarf in moss stitch 
Ravelry Link 

Moss Stitch Baktus

Sometimes with a great yarn all you need is a simple stitch and let it do it's thing.

Moss Stitch Baktus

I am in so love with this colorway -it has hints of oranges, yellows and greens. Plus it looks different in every light. Baktus also happens to be the perfect project to bring to knit night, not much fussiness and a simple repeat – pass the vino or pitcher of beer…

melanie wrap, Patterns

FO: Melanie Wrap

Melanie Wrap

Pattern: Melanie Wrap (My own)
Yarn: Quince & Co. Lark (100% American Wool, 134 yrds/50g),
Chanterelle, 5balls, Pomegranate, 1 ball (100% American Wool, 134 yrds)
US 7(4.5mm) circular and DPN needles

Melanie Wrap

Melanie Wrap

While it is not an "exact" copy of what Mel wore I still think it caputres the essence of what she wore. Classic yet stylish. I hope you will enjoy making and wearing it while watching Sweet Home Alabama.

I am loving all the comments coming in for the Loop-D-Loop Lace Giveaway – it's getting me excited on what to knit for fall! Hopefully you'll now all add this to your list!

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Loop-D-Loop Lace: A Review & Giveaway!


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Simply put: Teva Durham is an artist with yarn.

In her latest book Loop-D-Loop Lace, Teva shows this mastery by taking vintage lace patterns and transforming them into modern day wear. With fall just around the corner this is the perfect book to spark your knitting mojo.

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This gorgeous collection is the epotime of what you would expect from the team of Teva Durham, Melanie Falick and Liana Allday. A book that is more coffee table art than your run of the mill knit book.

The book offers 30 well written patterns from scarves and shawls to pullovers, cardigans and even a gorgeous dress. 

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I had the wonderful opportunity to see Teva work behind the scenes as a sample knitter for this book. The way she would take a panel, drape it along a dress form and "see" what it could be. It was amazing to watch such pure creativity. I helped knit the gorgeous lavender lace pullover in Tahki Stacey Charles Superior.

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Not gonna lie, seeing my name in the acknolowedgements was pretty special.

Name in print!

From the Lace Leaf Cravat (below) to gorgeous heirlooms like the above Shetland Shawl Dress, the collection includes patterns that will please any knitter be they a novice or an experienced pro. 

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Leave me a comment about what you're excited to knit this fall and I will put you in a drawing for your own autographed copy of Loop-D-Loop Lace courtsey of Patricia's Yarns!

COMMENTS CLOSED! Will pick winner and post here soon!