Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Off the Needles: Spate

I really can't say enough good things about Journey. We can thank Jane Richmond and Shannon Cook for this gorgeous book and the inspiration that lies within its pages. This is not just a knitting book. This is a book you leave on the coffee table and flip thru anytime you want to escape.  It is easy to envision yourself taking the place of the model in each of the breathtaking photographs. Both authors contribute an introduction that leave you wanting a) be their friends and b) step it up and create something equally as stunning!

Now the true testament to this book- I want to knit every single pattern. That is so incredibly rare! Typically, when you buy a new pattern book there are maybe a small handful that speak to you and make you want to splurge on some new yarn and pick up your needles. When I received my copy of Journey in the mail, I immediately headed out to the coffee shop and spent the afternoon picking out yarn for each of the projects, so when it came time to cast on I knew what I wanted to use.

On to my first finished piece...

My mom got me this beautiful heathered green yarn for Christmas. It is a superwash wool, so they will be easy to wash and super cozy.

The pattern is a breeze, knitting up quickly and with the perfect amount of detail to keep me interested! My pattern notes can be found on my Ravelry page.