Let's face it, knitters enjoy a good natter both in person and now virtually. With that in mind, I thought I'd take a quick look at what's new in the world of knitting. What's the goss? What's the chatter? Settle back, let's have a natter.
My top pick has to be this fantastic new scarf designed for Crystal Palace Yarns by Grumperina. The intricate scallop shell patterns in the center flanked by mussels on the edges are knit with CPY's Panda Silk DK into a dream of a scarf named "Mother of Pearl." The effect of the soft pink yarn with its shimmer of silk and Grumperina's design make this a scarf any woman would be overjoyed to wear.
Old news perhaps, (but as I just received my copy of Vogue Knitting yesterday, it's new to me) is the feature Vogue Knitting's Winter edition includes on Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed fame. If you're looking for a cabled glove to knit, then Jared's "Almeara Gloves" could be the pattern for you! Made with Rowan Scottish Tweed DK, they look amazing and probably feel even better.
Over at The Yarn Harlot, Stephanie is having a major case of lust (as only a knitter can) followed by a crisis involving 4.5mm needles. Knit And Tonic's Wendy Bernard is having problems with pom poms and in Edinburgh, Ysolda Teague has finally found the perfect name for her newly designed honeycomb hat and wristwarmer set.
In other news, if you're on the US west coast then check out the Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat which starts next week (12th-15th Feb). The list of teachers reads like a Who's Who of the knitting world!
Now I'm off to make a fresh cuppa. All this chatter is making my mouth dry!