Can you believe it has been an entire year of WIP Wednesdays? I know I haven't always participated, but many thanks to Tami for creating a community that we can all engage with. It's been a lot of fun. As always you can find more information and this week's link list here.
I'm sure everyone has heard by now that the new Twist Collective is up. I always have mixed feelings about Twist. I love the layout and the fact that I can read it for free, but I seem to forget about it even though everything about it is visually and technically stunning. The latest issue is no different and I was immediately drawn to several patterns, particularly Litchfield, a matching hat and mittens pattern.
Part of my current efforts to knit from stash includes knitting from my pattern stash. I have several magazines and books that I have yet to knit anything from, so as I'm rediscovering my yarn I am also rediscovering the patterns that inspired me. A lot of my yarn was originally destined for a specific pattern and so I am trying to help it reach that destiny. But sometimes that destiny is no longer inspiring. I was knitting the Crofter's Cowl yesterday morning, a very beautiful free pattern, and was feeling very unenthusiastic. I had already had to start over because somehow even though I was careful not to twist, I still twisted. And also, lovely though the cowl is, the pattern is horseshoe lace, which I already did with the Traveling to Scotland Cowl. Then something in the back of my mind realized that the yarn would be perfect for Litchfield. So at seven am I frogged the cowl, bought the pattern before I could reasonably talk my way out of it, found needles, and cast on.
I'm in love with this hat. As with all Twist patterns it is beautifully written and the construction is very cool. Expect it to turn into an FO soon!