A Most Lovely Bad Influence

I’ve been cruising about the internet today, trying to catch up on all my blog reading (and to do a bit of actual work, incidentally). Kim Hargreaves has a new collection out—all pretty, though nothing I found irresistible. I checked out the projects in the new Rowan Magazine. I even looked—without buying—at theWoolie Ewe‘s Rowan/RY Classic yarn sale and at Little Knits, where I stoppered my ears against the siren call of Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk DK.

But my willpower broke down when I got to CatBookMom’s Yarns. Her list of recent shawl pattern acquisitions sucked me in with the unstoppable force of a black hole. Before I knew it, I’d followed the breadcrumbs she’d strewn along the path straight to Goddess Knits, where I bought not one, not two, not three, but four shawl patterns. There’s Beltane. Also Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend. Midsummer with a lovely mix of solid and lacy areas. And sweet, sweet Petticoat with its vertical lace panels that remind me of insertion lace on vintage underthings. I have yielded to temptation—and I regret it not. Thanks, CatBookMom!

August 17 2007 02:08 pm | Uncategorized

4 Responses to “A Most Lovely Bad Influence”

  1. grace on 17 Aug 2007 at 4:26 pm #

    I have only knit Midsummer and the current Mystery Shawl 4 which is octagonal, and I am hooked on Goddess Knits patterns.

    There is a finished Mystery Stole 3 on ravelry that is really incredible. I wasn’t sure if I was going to do it but I think I may tweak it with doing the wing portion on each end. No point.

    have a knitty weekend!!!

  2. errs on 18 Aug 2007 at 11:07 am #

    You’re the bad influence now… I keep looking at these beauties! I know I’m going to spend $$ today. Sigh. At least it isn’t yarn.

  3. Tammy on 19 Aug 2007 at 8:25 am #

    All those and you didn’t join the Mystery Shawl 4? I think you showed great reserve! ;)

  4. clarabelle on 20 Aug 2007 at 10:20 am #

    Feel the same about the new Kim Hargreaves – a bit disappointing, I think.

    But love the Goddess Knits! Thanks for pointing me in that direction!

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