I'm addicted for now I think. This really cool little stack of pattern cards has me knitting up a bundle of useless little patterned squares. I'll most likely use them as dish rags (The stand in for anything I don't know what to do with!). Is anyone else learning to knit besides me and can't figure out what to do with all that practice work?
I bought this box of knit pattern cards when we were evacuated to Bessemer, Alabama from Anthropologie. Anthropologie is one of those stores that I derive immense inspiration from, but would never spend that kind of money on anything they sell. But this little box had the price printed right on the carton and so the price couldn't be jacked up...so I just had to have it.
It's such a challenge to get out each little card and figure out the stitches and steps to create my somewhat crooked swatches. I think I might tackle something useful one day. In the meantime I find knitting crooked little butterflies very relaxing.
Lace Knitting to go- by Andrea Tung. The patterns are printed on bi-fold cards that have a picture on the front of the finished pattern and the instructions on the inside and back. They are marked 1 to 4 for skill level. They are so easy to throw into a bag and go. (I knit while waiting for the bus, for music lessons to be over with, for the ferry...)
Here's a little white swatch I did. You really can't tell in the picture, but it is a butterfly pattern. I would like to do my two youngest button up sweaters in this pattern. Very sweet.
This hot pink swatch is a feather pattern. Complicated and fun.