so little time!

You know you have a lot of projects on the go when you stumble across one you completely forgot about! While tidying up my project corner this morning, I came across this …

These are Bacchus Socks by Alice Bell from Interweave Knits, Fall 2008. Now that they’ve resurfaced, I remember that I was completely smitten with them this fall and started them in October or November 2008. At that time I was working on cardigans for Maliyah and Aris, the vogue wrap for myself, and was still entertaining insane notions that I could also knit Christmas Gifts (I couldn’t and didn’t!).
I’m glad I found these. I just finished Cookie A.’s monkey socks and was debating the wisdom of starting yet another project when I already have 3 on needles (nordic mittens, fingerless mittens, and a Gaughan cardigan) and know of 2 more that need to get started in the next little while (shawls for Jennifer and I for her wedding).
Now I’m saved. I don’t need to start a new pair of socks because I’ve already got some on the go! Whew.  😉

Petal Halter

I was just looking over the patterns in the soon-to-be-released spring edition of Interweave knits, and here’s the top that everyone is going to be knitting. Well, maybe not everyone. I will be, and I’ll bet a lot of others too. It’s gorgeous.

I’m curious about how it’s made, though. Not being a designer myself I find it hard to figure out other people’s patterns. This one looks as though you might be knitting in strips and sewing together? I can’t wait to get my hands on the pattern and check it out! Trouble is, I am not sure if my subscription has already expired or is about to expire… I was going to be good and not subscribe to any more knitting magazines (or any magazine, really, but since I dropped the New Yorker knitting mags are the only ones left). I fully intend to not have them delivered automatically and instead only buy those I truly (and desperately!) have to have. And I do have to have this one right? Maybe that warrants subscribing so I don’t miss out. Like I did on the cabled yoke pullover a few months back …
something to think about.