I have dug deep into the knitting basket and finally finished some really old knits. Both of these are over a year, but now they are done, done, done! Knitty's Cheesylove and Artisokka's Vintage Cami. I can't find a link to the Vintage Cami, the site seems to be down right now. Anyways, you guys deserve modelled shots and a full write up, but I am going to make you wait a little bit. Sigh, I made these last year to fit my measurements exactly, especially the Vintage Cami. It was looking great last year, but this year not so much :-( Will take a few more months of wrestling with the baby weight, before I feel comfortable wearing it. And Cheesylove, well normally I would never, ever need shortrows to make some room for the girls. Normally, I don't really have any girls to hang out with. Right now, my cheesy little hearts are perched above my bustline and it looks a bit silly. I'm fairly confident my chest will deflate soon, and then I will then give you some lovely pictures.
In the meantime I have some new books to drool over. I know there has been a few different reviews posted of these lovely books, but in the absence of anything else interesting to post, I thought I would share my favorites. Just so everyone knows, Lingerie Style is now my favorite knitting book in the whole world. Flipping through, every page has something gaspworthy. Well, there's a few clunkers, but I counted 19 loves, and I would say that's pretty amazing!
Even the lingerie in this book is breathtaking. I never really posted pictures of the delicate little underthings, but I'm strongly tempted to make some. On the one hand, I think it's pretty silly to knit underwear, on the other hand, this is some really pretty underwear. And I can make it to fit me exactly which would be kind of nice. (just to clarify, I'm thinking of the lacy little nighties and such, I am not planning to knit any thongs!)
And then there is Runway Style. This one didn't get me quite as excited about new projects, but there are definitely a few keepers. I love, love, love this cardigan. My fingers actually itch to knit it, but then my brain tells my fingers about my WIP pile and my fingers try to behave themselves.
Here are a couple more I really like, especially the sweater. It's made in a bulky yarn but look how interesting it is. I like it a lot.
I went out yesterday and bought myself a sewing table. I have decided I need to sew something and soon. So, yeah, some of that is coming up.