Not much has been done of my Library Challenges from previous weeks - the shawl, I think I have added maybe two rows - the little dress, well I haven't even cast on!
But I am getting more organised, and that was the goal for February! And I have found some old treasures that I had completely forgotten were there.
I really love vintage patterns and although these books aren't vintage, they have a vintage style to them. I really wish I had noticed the Knit For Victory 1940s Inspired Knit-Along when that was running during 2013. I have been reading through the posts and finding some wonderful inspiration though. I SO wish Tasha would start another of these knit-alongs!
I especially love women's sweater patterns in 4 ply. I know, I know, they take forever to knit, but they just look so gorgeous.
These are the designs I am particularly drawn to, although I like them all.
Some of the designs are dated but there are some lovely Aran designs and I particularly like this colourwork design. It looks fairly simple and is knitted in 5 ply.
Of course I love the pink baby dress on the front cover, but I am trying to look at knitting for me today (something I hardly ever do).
The jacket is knitted in 8 ply or DK using Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, which is 80% cotton, 20% merino wool.
The cable and Fair Isle set are knitted in worsted weight.
Now I wonder if I will actually have a chance to make any of these this year?! Hmmm, probably not, but it was lovely to have a better look through my library and be reminded of just what is there.
Hopefully I will get some more knitting achieved this week than last, although if you look through my other posts you will see I was just working on other projects - sewing and felting namely.