I got the new Anthropologie catalog in the mail yesterday -- and if I wasn't already convinced that hand knits are in, trust me, I am now. They're offering quite a few handknit sweaters, shawls and throws -- there's even a cute little doggie sweater that looks like it's made up of old thrift store sweaters cut up and quilted together.
I was particularly impressed to see that Anthropologie has a reproduction of one of the Gee's Bend quilts for sale as well. The Gee's Bend pieces are so beautiful and inspirational, and the stories of the women who make them are fascinating -- they're the only quilts I've ever seen that even for a minute made me yearn to learn how to quilt. Here's one of my faves:
snail's pace PW
I made it to the colorwork/main body portion of the PW sweater last night, but had to rip out a row (pick it out, actually!) since I made a mistake in the very first color row I worked. GGGrrrr, it took SO LONG!!! So nothing exciting, in the pictoral sense, to share today on the knit side.