Posts Tagged ‘Debbie Bliss Magazine Spring/Summer 09’

Remember my  trip to Salem last October?  I had the pleasure of shopping at Seed Stitch Fine Yarn, a lovely little yarn store run by the friendly Courtney over at A Yarn Tale.   She had so many great samples of knits all around the store, but I was particularly smitten with a set of knitted washcloths she had displayed on one of the tables.  I immediately recognized the pattern – the dishcloths from the White House layout in the Debbie Bliss Spring/Summer 2009 magazine.

I was impressed by both the generous size of the washcloth, as well as the softness of the yarn.  One of the helpful women in the shop said they were knit in Aslan Trends Glaciar Del Cielo, so I quickly bought 2 skeins.  6 months later, I finally got around to knitting them, and I do have to say that I love this yarn!  It has such a nice hand and the drape is just so beautiful.

The pattern is written as a dishcloth, but these are so soft and luxurious in this cotton, that they are begging to be used as a washcloth.  I wanted to give these as a set to my mother-in-law for Mother’s Day, but thought three would be better than two.  Unfortunately, I didn’t think I would get a third out of the remnants of the two skeins, so I chose a Sugar’n Cream Ombre from my stash that I thought would complement the solid Aslan colors:

This one is noticeably rougher than the other two, but the dusty-miller grays and greens and spring crocus flower shades really pull the set together.  This one is definitely more of a dishcloth.

I packed the three cloths with a bar of Burt’s Bees Milk & Shea Butter soap – she really loved them.  This yarn is definitely a good, solid cotton to have in your stash, and I will definitely be ordering more of it soon.

Here are the details:

Hope you all had a wonderful, relaxing Mother’s Day – with lots of knitting! ~J

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Have you seen the new Spring/Summer 09 issues of Vogue Knitting and Debbie Bliss magazines yet?  Vogue has some beautifully elegant pieces, as usual…knitting layouts include:

  • Vernal Interlude – luxe knitting with eco-friendly yarn
  • Fine Art – comtemporary lace knits
  • The Sensual Side of Pink – elegant, beachy knits
  • Designer Details – two sweaters by designers Anna Sui and Twinkle
  • Easy Glitz – ethereal metallic knits for evening
  • A Lacy Affair – glamorous knits for lounging at home

Possible additions to my knitting queue might be:

For dinner with my husband…

Dinner sweater

{Pleated Top} by Coralie Meslin

For Sunday morning lounging…

{Lace Shawl, by Shirley Paden}

{Lace Shawl} by Shirley Paden

to be worn with these, bien sur:

{Lace Stockings, by Mari }

{Lace Stockings} by Mari Muinonen

Debbie Bliss Spring/Summer 09 follows her inaugural Fall/Winter 08 issue.  Somewhat opposite of Vogue Knitting, Debbie provides plenty of inspiration for relaxed summer-time living.  She gives you glimpses of things in her world that inspire her, as well as a few of her favorite places to shop and knit.  There is an interview with British designer Louisa Harding, and knitting layouts include:

  • Huggables – cute little rabbit with sweater
  • Pretty Pleats – knits is sherbet shades with sweet little pleats
  • Milk and Honey – casual cardigans in neutral tones
  • Summer Breeze – beachy knits in shades of blue
  • Watercolor – a silk sweater with the prettiest yoke
  • Red, White, & Blues – adorable baby knits in a patriotic color-scheme
  • Perfect Weekenders – casual sweaters for everyday comfort
  • The White House – creamy white knits for your home
  • Havana Nights – luscious, jewel-tone sweaters

Queue-worthy patterns include:

for walks on the beach…

{Yoke Detail Pullover}

{Yoke Detail Pullover}

a cozy sundress cover-up…

{Hooded Sweater}

{Hooded Sweater}

for our sister, if she is having a little girl…

{Striped Baby Dess}

{Striped Baby Dess}

this cozy wrap, for everyday…

{Pleated Shawl}

{Pleated Shawl}

Happy knitting! ~Jennifer

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