Coveted Objects of Knitting Desire

As many knitters do, when i’m not actually knitting, I trawl the internet looking for things to knit, things to inspire knitting, and various forms of yarn porn. I get cold easily, but also adore skimpy tops, so there are mayn reasons to knit things with sleeves all year long for me.

I think both Jen and I adore deviating from patterns, forging out on our own, and really just thinking about knitting far more than any sane person has right doing. Currently, I covet and e-stalk the following items:
I would wear this to work. And probably every day, since I’m convinced the office is way colder than it really is.

I love this little shrug, and the way it just seems to say, ‘I will go with everything in your summer wardrobe’…. but only if not in that minty green shade. I don’t think I’ve ever said to anyone, “hey, you look great in minty green.” You know why? Because nobody does.

I will knit this or die trying. I love it to death.

I’m not usually a big, chunky, bulky cardi fan, but this, THIS I love. This I would wear. Of course, Kim Hargreaves is on of the many knitting goddesses I worship.

Another Kim Hargreaves. Love the Williow sweater vest. I do not own a single sweater vest, because I keep saying that I could knit one so easily. Yet I never do. But this might change my mind.


  1. j.sun   •  

    for the record, i look good in minty green

  2. Julie   •  

    You say that, yet I have never seen you in minty green. I dare you to knit yourself something in minty green and pull it off!

    (Gasp- I just though of something.. all weird shades of green look good on me… might minty green work on me? My head…. it’s spinning from the shock….)

  3. j.sun   •  

    well from previous example of me in minty green HERE. I think I’ll accept that dare miss.

    I actually quite like the shade that it’s in even. I think it’s dainty and laaaaaaaaadylike. The first one is gorgeous too, the color would look great on you.

    but I don’t know what you were thinking with the beige cami. bleh.

  4. Katie (blogless)   •  

    where do you stalk that first tiny sweater? Where else do you go for inspiration on the internet?

  5. Julie   •  

    I don’t know, I think you loko better in other colours, but it works. Fair enough. as for the cami- I love it. I don’t love the colour, but options abound. hey, maybe I’ll knit you one in minty green. 😉

    Kate: That first tiny shrug is from Philar, I love their stuff, bu the patterns are in French. Not exactly a language I knit in. they have lots of great stuff there for inspiration:, then click on ‘models to knit’. Hope that helps!

  6. Susan   •  

    What is the purple shrug from. I’m loving it and think it needs to be added to my knit-list.

    Susan & her blog

  7. Team Knit !   •  

    Hi Susan,

    That first shrug is from Philar- I love it too, but I really wish Phildar would translate their patterns into English. You can check the shrug out at

  8. Dece   •  

    I’m in love with the little purple shrug. Must have it even if I have to write the pattern myself. Do u think its a top down raglan construction or something with a lot of pieces and seaming?

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