some beautiful fall/winter knits
I know that I've got my plate pretty full with my Autumn Wardrobe Project but who can resist adding more projects to the never ending list? Not me for sure. Here are four knits that have caught my eye in the last few weeks... 1. Toasty Warm Tea Cozy. Is this not the cutest tea cozy ever? I am always looking for a tea cozy living in Chicago (land of long winters and drafty old brick apartments) but can never seem to find one that fits my idea of a great tea cozy. This tea cozy is pretty much what I've been thinking of. I think I'm going to slip this project in after my Icelandic sweater. The pattern is a super affordable $5.00, and think how many cafe drinks you'll save on when you could be drinking tea out from under this little beauty! 2. Vashon. Well it's hard to go wrong when you have cables and mustard yarn, really. I like this as a sort of updated fisherman's sweater. In my head I would make a size up from what I usually wear and then put a long sleeved button up under it. Maybe a small checked one. Of course I don't actually own any of these button ups but one can dream right? 3. Aidez. This one, of course, goes on the list. Am I the last knitter on earth to not have knit this cardigan? The photo is one of my favorite of the knitted bunch, Julie of Knitted Bliss' Aidez in Eco Wool. I'm pretty sure this is the yarn I would use, though perhaps a bit darker. 4. Winterberry. I guess depending on where you're from the popularity of hot water bottles is different but growing up in Chicago there weren't a lot of hot water bottles on my horizons. Now that I have one, I need to knit up a cover for it. It's hard to decide on one (I guess a hot water bottle can potentially change outfits) but this cover is definitely high up on the list. The bottle in the photograph above was knit by Postscript Love. Seriously everything she knits is gorgeous and makes you want to knit one!