Fashionknitsta Thursday: 6/10/10

Hello and happy Thursday, everyone! Hope everyone is enjoying what is yet another rainy day here in Portland. I shouldn’t complain though, perhaps we’re lucky that it’s great knitting weather! Anyway, this is unfortunately going to be sort of a short post today, if you get our Newsletter and saw the E-Card yesterday we’re a bit inundated with new orders that need tending to. I’ll have a lot saved up for next week though, so please check then!

First, let’s check in with the sev[en] circles KAL that we launched last week:

Here is mine, I’m using the Mirasol Nuna yarn in color Emerald. Sorry for the quality of this picture, it wasn’t taken in perfect lighting conditions. This is while I was casting on for my third circle, I forgot it at home today or I would have taken another photo as I’m now onto my fourth circle. I’m really enjoying this project and think it would be great (and quick!) for gifts.

My fellow blogger Sara has joined in and this is hers after casting on. She tells me she’s now on her second circle and loving it. Her choice for yarn was the Fibre Co.’s Canopy in color Macaw.

So far I’m a little sad about the participation for this, but I know we sprung it on last minute. If you’d like to join us or follow along we started a Ravelry thread in the Knit Purl forum feel free to check it out! I’d really like to try to make these a regular thing, so keep an eye out later this month for more info about a Fashionknitsta Knit-a-long for July.

So, I do have a couple things I just can’t wait to share until next week. Actually both patterns I have to share today are from the same designer, Rachel Bishop. I wasn’t familiar with her before, but she is from Portland, and Sara brought her designs to my attention and I really fell in love with a couple of them. The first one is Glee:

This super-cute polo-esque pattern is done in a DK or heavy sport weight yarn, I’d really love to see it in Rowan Felted Tweed. Just sporty enough and perfect for the spring and summer, this pattern is available through Ravelry or her website.

The next one I just loved was Wicked:

I’ll say it again, I absolutely love this pattern, with the boat neck and kangaroo pocket it combines two of my favorite things into one great sweater. Done in an Aran weight yarn I really feel like the obvious choice for this (for me at least!) is Rowan Lima, though it would be gorgeous in the Malabrigo Twist. This pattern is also available via Ravelry or her website, both of which I recommend checking out because she has some great things!

Unfortunately I have to leave you for shipping responsibilities; but please, as always, check back next week for another edition of Fashionknitsta. Until then, stay chic, blogfans!


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June 10, 2010 by Lindsay
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