~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading. I love seeing what
other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you
knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and
share it either on your blog, on Instagram (#yarnalong), or on Flickr. ~Ginny of Small Things
I've been doing so much sample knitting and designing lately. It's good--don't get me wrong--but knitting the same item over and over in 5 different sizes isn't all that exciting really.
I think it all comes down to me not trusting my own "designer instincts" and needing to obsessively check my math and techniques before letting a design out into the world. In related news...does anyone know a great tech editor? That might alleviate some of my designer anxiety...
So, after I realized my fantastic stash of Classic Elite Lush angora blend yarn wasn't wanting to become a Lady Wren sample for me, I was casting about for something to take my mind off of the disappointment.
Enter Alexandra and gorgeous Dream in Color Everlasting Sock in Sangria to save the day. I've knit an Alexandra before, and it's a pattern I'm sure I'll go back to again. It's just complicated enough to keep your brain on without being so hard it's not fun anymore.