New Twist Collective is up.
Flower quilt, made from thrifted embroidered linens.
I must say, I found it abit disappointing. Nothing really blew my mind this time round – or maybe that’s just because I already have so many things I want to knit, that I’m not so easily excited?
French toile quilt
The more disappointing thing is that everything I liked was in 10ply. Now, I know it’s a thing in the US that most knits are 10 ply, and it’s their autumn, so it makes sense. But I was really enjoying the resurgence of 8 and 5 ply patterns, not only from the point of view of finding yarn subs, but from a practicality point of view – I VERY rarely need an 10 ply jumper. From a warmth or an added bulk point of view.
Maybe I should get over it. I mean, I have two 12 ply jumpers (both open at the front thought) and Rogue is 10 ply. But I just feel like they have limited utility – even in winter, my office is heated so I end up wearing a lighter jumper inside. I don’t need more that I have, whereas there is a large gap in the 8 and 5 ply weight.
The only one that I liked that was 8 ply was tanit’s jacket, which is cute, but… kind of stumpy making, I feel. I just don’t think that one is friendly for the curvy among us. Which is fine, there’s no need for it to be. I guess I could lengthen it, that would help.
Also, I finally uploaded pics of the contemporary quilt book I was talking about earlier. I mean, obviously.
There’s many other nice quilts in there, these were just the ones that tickled my particular fancy. Mostly because, as I said earlier, they are not closely quilted, or not quilted at all. Pretties.