Friday, 10 October 2014

Double love

I'm in trouble! I am suffering from a case of "double love" just now.
Firstly, I came across this great yarn from Rowan, Felted tweed dk. I think I'm a bit late in discovering this wool as I think it has been a round for a while.
The tweed effect is gentle and mutes the colours somewhat but Rowan offer a reasonable range of colours. The yarn just has such a lovely, light feel to it. I could really imagine wearing a cardigan knitted in this yarn. 
I chose Seasalter and Rage for my project.
 Oo, look at them nestled in the bottom of my shopping bag.

I bought these for a particular project I had planned.
For my second love, I came across this picture on the internet of knitted book covers

And I instantly fell in love with them and with the idea of knitting covers for my notebooks.  
Knit Inspiration: Unknown. I am in love with these covers. I would have had these for middle school, high school, and college! …but I would have been that kid…oh well…I was that kid even without the awesome knitted book covers!
Don't these look great!
 So I soon had my needles out and, after about 3 false starts trying to gauge exactly how many stitches I needed to cast on for a perfect fit, I was away.   

 I decided to knit a very simple fair isle pattern, just to add a bit of interest.

And fairly soon.....

I had a snuggly warm notebook tucked up inside its very own cozy!! 

And I love it!! And so does daughter so I shall be knitting more of these.
You see, we have a slight, but very well controlled, obsession with stationery, so I have
 notebooks of various shapes and sizes to keep cozy this winter.
I admit that I think knitting cozies for books is a bit bizarre but for some reason
 I just love the idea!
And my mind is buzzing with further project ideas for this yarn.
What is your favourite yarn of the moment?