I stopped in at the Lantern Moon office last week to pick up a needle for a design project. The office was a quiet beehive of activity, getting ready for the TNNA (The National NeedleArts Association) winter trade show in Phoenix. I’m a little sad that I’m not there with them this year. Different venue, no party house! Last year was a blast.
I saw the knitted samples for the new Fyberspates Scrumptious book by Carol Feller. Lantern Moon branched out into yarn last fall with this luscious line of 45/55% silk and merino wool. I was particularly taken by Taupo, a long vest that’s partially knit sideways. I tried it on, and it fit perfectly. I think I may need to knit one of these, or at least put it in my Ravelry queue for now. It’s knit with Scrumptious Chunky, so it should be pretty quick!
(images copyright Joseph Feller)
You can see more pictures from the book in my other blog post here.
I also picked up a sample skein of Scrumptious 4-ply/sport in the Water colorway. Isn’t it gorgeous? The yarn has such a nice sheen because of the silk content. I’m guessing the knitted fabric will be wonderfully drapey. I’ll make something with it soon and post it here. For now, I’m just admiring it, constantly.
It just has to wait until I finish my current project. Yes, I’m that rare bird, the monogamous knitter. How about you? One project at a time? Oodles overflowing your knitting basket? Happy medium? Count ’em up!