While she did that, I worked on my 2LuvCrew sock and got as far as the "heel transition" of sock one. Then my brain gave out and I knitted and unpicked this section three times. I might abandon my attempts to continue the heart pattern into the heel. It's not as if it will ever be seen, and to be honest the stitch pattern is not particularly "visible" unless you know what you are looking for: it just looks like "some kind of lace" as The Girl put it.
This week, I am back to Betty Jean, with a whole new burst of enthusiasm.
This was brought on by discovering two "must knits", which have shot my queue to smithereens... again!
First up: a Patons and Baldwin's pattern from the 50's which is free, free, free! and can be found here.
Swallows! That tattoo-friendly symbol of rockabilly ladies, on a sweater!
I am thinking a Blueberry AlbaYarn cardigan with a nipped-in waist and Rowan red birds and red buttons... :D
Or even a little sweater, as writ. SO CUTE!
The next beauty to catch my eye had to be paid for, but is part of a booklet of several designs from the 1930's: Weldon's #294, and to be honest I can imagine knitting several of these lovely garments, immediately!
You can buy it here.
A new-to-me knitting sewing blogger has recently finished this sweater, though she made it in plain grey here. Lovely!
I love the triangular rib shaping at the waist! And the neck tie!
But I would have to knit this in... um... Albayarn! In Peat with Moody Blue and Thistle and maybe Broom checks...?!
N.B. I only have the Peat at the moment...
I don't know what I am going to do when A Stitch in Time Volume 2 comes out in June. Buy yarn, I expect!