I find my weekend once again full of social engagements. Friday is knit night at my place, Saturday I have a training meeting at church and then going to see Stomp!, Sunday is a Super Bowl party at a friend's house. Don't get me wrong, I like seeing my friends, but too much of a good thing is a bad thing. I need time to myself. Looking back at the past few weeks I have been to 3 knit nights, 2 gymnastics meets in Athens, a knit in to make Stitches South decorations, the Cirque du Soleil show, ARMA training, 2 meetings at church, and taught private lessons. Not so much time to myself. I just want a day to sleep in and do nothing. I do love knit nights, and I really like gymnastics. And the meetings at church are for missions stuff and leadership stuff which I find interesting. I like all these events, however, looking ahead to next week I have to teach private lessons 2 days, 2 knit nights, and another gymnastics meet on Saturday. And a wedding shower Sunday. Thereby, I'm hereby declaring February 14th my day off! How ironic, Valentine's Day. And I'm single. I guess it was going to work out that I was by myself any ways. Le sigh.
The new Vogue Knitting magazine is bringing me some comfort in these times of social distress.
I'm loving this:
This woman is swaddled in 10 pounds of bulky knitted scarf. My dream of bathing in yarn may actually become a realization.
And if that's not enough for you:
CABLES! I <3 cables.
And if that's still not enough:
A whole article on bulky yarn (guess what my fav type of yarn is...).
Complete with ads for super bulky yarn.
Doesn't this woman look so ecstatic to be wrapped in a bulky sweater? I know I would be!
Here's some uber skinny women in crazy bulky knitting dresses.
Practical? Not in the least but these...
Actually attainable. Not so into the yellow sweater (not a big fan of the bobble) but the scarf...Yum.
...cables! A sweater dress! Fab! And if there aren't enough cables on this dress how about a sweater totally covered in cables?
I really like the snowy whiteness of these too though I'm not sure "white" is my "color."
There's a fab jacket that I'm seriously thinking I need to make.
Or I could make this blanket/wrap.
It's knit with 5(!) strands of worsted held together on broom sticks (ok, on size 32s but close enough). By the way, where do you get 24" size 32 circulars?
I love looking through the patterns and seeing most of the pictures of the yarn look like this:
Did you notice that this bulky yarn is to be held doubled to make a lace scarf? Suddenly I love lace.