Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Own Trumpet, the Blowing of

On page 45 of the new Knitcircus Magazine you will find an interview with Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting. Alana is responsible for many, many lovely knit designs including the Shawl Collared Cowl, which I blogged about here.

Go over there and check them out. Go'wan. I'll wait.

Alana also presents a twice-monthly knitting podcast on her website.

Regular readers here may remember that the story of the Jolly Green Giant was featured on Alana's podcast waaaay back in 2009, (Episode 22). Some more podcasts followed (Episodes 28 & 37).

I was so surprised and delighted at what I read yesterday at the top of page 53 of Knitcircus.

Now, ain't that nice?


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Random Wednesday

Spotted in the centre of Blackrock Village, Co Dublin, Ireland.

Has a nice ring to it, eh? 'Nic's Place'. (Cue the Casablanca music.)

Actually the name of the bar is 'Tonic' and some of the neon is missing.

S'funny, eh?

There's a lot of knitting going on at Nic's Place I can tell you, but I can't show you as some is for design submission and some for a gift.

Looks like I'd better cast on something else as well so we have something to talk about.

Oh goodie. Any excuse.

Good thing I've a Howth Vest in my future. Just waiting for the yarn!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Little Bit Bohemian

Hi there. Don't mind me. I'm just busy drooling over styling my new scarf.

This is A Little Bit Bohemian, (or ALBB to it's close friends) designed by my pal Knitswithpenguins over on Ravelry. It's a classic design with an easy lace repeat and beautiful shaping. It really has the 'wow' factor - check out some of the other projects in finer yarns. Lovely.

How's this for a lovely smile?

Doesn't it go so nicely with my long winter coat?

So nicely in fact that I was inspired to make something else to match.
Patience now. Wait and see.

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