I know I usually do a theme like Robots or Boxes, but today I was just loving everything blue. So we’re doing a blue theme instead. 🙂
Here’s what I’m loving this week:
What are you loving this week? Feel free to blast your favorites in the comments below. 🙂
It’s time for another round of :Who Knit It Better?
This week’s category is Bow Headbands!
Here are the contenders:
Please remember this is just for fun! No negative comments.
So. Who knit it better?
This week’s theme is Boxes! I LOVE….
That’s all for today’s edition of Knit Love. We’ll have another free pattern posted tomorrow! In the meantime, I am wondering if there are any themes you would like to see featured in future Knit Loves? Or are there any knit-related items YOU love that you want to share?
I was surfing through the Fall 2010 Fashion Photos and I came across these FABULOUS Knit Leg Warmers from Christian Dior’s line:
The sweater is super cool, but I think these Leg Warmers steal the show!
I’m in love!
I seriously love this design. It’s simple yet chic. It’s the perfect little something to make any fall wardrobe pop.
I am realizing that I might have a serious hankering for Pom Poms recently…
Anyway, Nina has another great cowl pattern on her website: Tirso Designs. Her blog is of good quality, and pretty new. You should check her site out and leave her a comment. 🙂
Coach Legacy Striped Scarf
As someone who has always loved EVERYTHING Coach, I squealed in delight when I came across this pattern! I own a few of their handbags and accessories, but cannot currently afford to buy anymore. This scarf is just the thing I need to get my fix. 🙂
Jeanna’s blog has a couple other scarf patterns (all fabulous) and they’re all reversible. You should check her out!
I love browsing for fresh knit fashions that have just hit the shelves! Here is a little preview of the designer knit accessories released in stores this month:
Jason Wu for TSE
Diane von Furstenberg
Diane von Furstenberg
Rag & Bone
Polo Ralph Lauren
(Yes, that IS a knit silk tie!)
I went to the library this week and I was delighted to come across a whole selection of knitting books at the Chinatown branch which were not there a couple weeks before. I did not order them and they are not new releases which has led me to suspect that there is another knitter in Chinatown.
Every time I realize I might be in the vicinity of a fellow knitter I become giddy with excitement and this is no exception. Now, whenever I go to the library, I rush to the knitting section and pop around the corner of the aisle in the hopes that I will run into this mystery knitter. This, of course, has not worked out so far, but the idea that I might meet this other knitter (who has fabulous taste in knitting books) remains an exciting one.
While I was in the knitting section, I picked up French Girl Knits by Kristeen Griffin-Grimes.
It was a delightful treat! This book has 18 inspiring, beautiful and flattering patterns.
The first thing that struck me when I flipped through the patterns was the shapes of the garments are curve friendly and there are a lot of empire waists. The garments are fitted and flattering on most women.
Upon further investigation, I realized the book features a lot of seamless construction and the patterns are full of unusual stitch patterns and knitting details, which I loved.
What is most wonderful about this book is the way the patterns inspire you.The unique garments in this book make you want to capture the French “Je ne sais quoi” in your knitting and in your daily wardrobe. They are truly romantic and refreshing.
The patterns range from Lace to Bulky weight yarn, so there is a project for everyone and they are really striking to behold. Some of these garments would stop traffic, they are so beautiful (if the people in traffic were mostly knitters), and others are casual and versatile enough to wear to a nice dinner or to the grocery store.
Here are a few of my favorite patterns from French Girl Knits:
These are beautiful, flattering, French-inspired knits. I want to knit them all!
I have been an Essie Addict since I was 12 and you couldn’t pay me to put anything else on my nails. Their polishes are high quality and they always release ultra flattering colors.I also love all things Stitch-Inspired so I nearly squealed when I saw the names of the new Essie Fall 2010 Nail Colors. Here they are:
Little Brown Dress
My favorite is In Stitches. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to treat yourself to a manicure, I think you just found it!