I don't know what designer you might turn to but for me it's Stephen West. Out came my patterns and books and after a couple hours choosing colors from "the stash" my knitting began.
I decided to start with Spectra
the pattern is so simple....just short rows and an incredible easy pattern repeat. Somehow watching those little wedges appear just seems to take the boredom out of knitting this scarf.
I started Drawbridge Wednesday night at Your Local Yarn Shop knit night. Super, super simple pattern....I'm hoping to get this done by tonight. When I bought Westknit Book 2 my plan was to use my handspun for the patterns but since I found all that yarn......hmmmmmm you know how that goes.
On the spinning front......I had a line up of bobbins from the last couple of weekends that needed to be plied.
At the bottom of this pic is the yarn I spun at the MIAF alpaca show, the middle is the last bobbin of coil yarn I started at Ann Arbor Fiber Expo and the top is what I'm spinning for my Stripe Your Fancy shawl.
All in all a very productive week....now I need to get ready for a special day at YLYS for the "Opening day of Yarn Hunting Season". Yep....yarn hunting season. Since it's 11/11/11....everything is 11% off....buy 10 items and receive an 11th item free.....spend $111.00 and receive $11.00 in "Yarn Bucks" for future purchases....."hunt" for special featured yarns that will be hidden through out the store and last but not least.......you can have your picture taken with your "big catch" of the day.
Sounds like the perfect way to spend the day......oh, no worries, I'll just keep up my montra........use up my stash, use up my stash....
Happy Fiber Arts Friday!!