As in knitting where you need both yarn and needles to make something happen, here on the Polka Dot Sheep there will be multiple voices in this space to keep things happening. Obviously Aimee will be here as it was her idea in the first place. Then there will be me, Angela. I was a Knit ‘ Needle Shoppe employee until I moved to Wisconsin, which made working in the shoppe a little challenging. But thankfully you can write blog posts from almost anywhere. As time goes on we hope to add more voices, have guest posts and other fun stuff.
One of the things I most like about knitting blogs is seeing other people’s projects and how they have interacted with that project. If you would like to tell us about a project you made with a yarn or pattern from the Polka Dot Sheep, send us an e-mail at the address listed in the contact us section and we might feature you, your thoughts and your project on the blog
My other favorite thing with knitting blogs is links that blogger found and likes. So I am hoping to share my finds with you. The big find of today, Knitty’s Deep Fall 2011 Issue. This issue is full of great patterns and inspiration, truly something for everyone. The two patterns that instantly drew my eye were the Takoma Cardigan and the Mathematix shawl.
Fall is such a great time to be a knitter. Today I sat out in the gusty wind swatching one of my most favorite yarns, Malabrigo Twist. I am using Natural, but isn’t this Green Grey a lovely color?
My plan is to make the Aeneas (Ravelry link), a sweater from the new Norah Gaughan Vol. 9. If you are a lover of cables, this is a pattern booklet for you.
While I am thinking about it, we consider Ravelry to be one of the best things since the invention of the circular needle. It is a member only site so when a link is posted here to a Ravelry page, you will need an account to see it. But it is totally free and well worth it as a lover of knitting and crocheting.
Just keeping Knitting… Angela M.