The clicking and sliding of knitting needles have been dancing through my head... I've been sorting through all the business cards I collected at Sock Summit on which I took notes. I have a collection of patterns I would love to make, including this shapely top from White Lies Designs:
Lots of booths showed samples of free patterns you can download via ravelry.com. I've downloaded this Poppy Beanie by Louisa Harding for all its feminine detailing:
While searching for the beanie, I cam across this striped arm warmers pattern, also by Louisa Harding.(these were stitched up by akfactor, and I love her yarn choice):
Of course, these are the wild knitting dreams of a girl who only knows how to knit scarves. But I swear, I will learn how to knit socks some day!
In the meantime, today I want to felt the nuno scarf project that I got at SS, from Dancing Leaf Farm. I've laid it out - now I need my felting gear, so I'll be off to Rob's soon. Soapy water, rolling and squooshing, et voila! A frilly scarf. I hope.
Beautiful blog discovery of the day: spillyjane knits. She's a fabulous creative living in Ontario, Canada, where by the looks of her gorgeous garden photos, they've been having more sunshine this summer than we have. I especially enjoyed this post about roofers who took tender loving care of her flowers while tending to her roof.
Enjoy your beautiful day!