Happy April Fool's day! I don't have any plans for tricks, although that may change as the day progresses. Project Spectrum shifts into Orange and Yellow mode today--just in time for forsythia and daffodils, both of which I'll post soon. I have some wonderful NolNoodle handspun that I want to knit up this month, after I finish my Sockapaloooza socks, of course! Today's also the first day of Use What I Have month. I've fallen in love with Simple Sparrow's blog and her work. She's inspiring me to think more and more about pretty things and sewing. I will confess in advance, though, that I did not have a chance to pick up a few things needed for this month's craft plans. So I will start to use what I have as of tonight. I'm excited by the challenge of it, and hey, tag, you're it. Take a look in your craft closet (or drawer, or bin, or what have you) and look at what's there. Then make something. A fun, creative endeavor.
The new MagKnits is up, and I want to share pictures of the patterns that appeal to me the most. The top of the list for me is Zombies Need Not Apply. I'm a fan of wrist warmers even if Neal tries to tell me that they don't really make me warmer. My red wrist warmer works. Say that three times fast. The best thing about these wrist warmers is that there is a girly feature. See if you can find it!
I also love fingerless mitts. I like making them, I like wearing them, and I imagine these might look swank in some of the sock yarn I've managed to acquire recently. Hey, I'm moving to the Northeast. I'm going to need layers!
Now, my dogs are not big tough guys like the one shown here. I think this collar/leash is pretty clever, but if I'm going to knit for Tilly and Maddie (or any of their friends, like Abby, Charlie-girl, Charlie-boy, Bonnie, Daisy, Louie, or Romeo), I'm going to make Noelle's sweet collar for them. Don't you just love dog hugs, though? I can't wait to see my mutts again...but now I'm wandering away from Magknits, aren't I?
I've got a soft spot for black cabled items. I'm gearing up for bright spring and summer knitting, but this is super cute. I bet Cari likes it for post snowboarding. Am I right, Cari? And, I suspect that Nezumi could be easily translated into a cute matching cabled purse. Now how's that for my punk/50's glam girlie?
Thanks, by the way, to everyone who posted pictures of their favorite art. I learned about artists I'd never heard of before, and I also got to see some special art made by kids, fathers, mothers. If you haven't posted, don't get hung up on it being your ONLY favorite work. Just whatever strikes you right now. Let me know, too. I've enjoyed seeing the posts.
I'll say it again. Happy April!