However, this week is Shetland Wool Week, and next month is National Knitting Month in Canada, so I didn't want to miss calling attention to those!
I'm still working on the leaf pattern blanket, which is about 50 rows away from being finished! Then I've got two new babies-to-come to knit for...
I found out about Shetland Wool Week from the awesome Kate Davies, whose latest pattern, The Shepherd, I purchased the other day.
In other dates, 11 October is I Love Yarn day! And boy, do I. Just looking at all the handspun undyed wool from those Shetland sheep gets me drooling.
Speaking of patterns, the Celestarium is a gorgeous one:
If I finish all my current projects, I'd like to try it. If you're looking for other interesting patterns, Knitty, which is in its eleventh year, is a great place to start.
While I'm dreaming, I'd also like to sign up for the KnitTraders of Kingston knitting tour of Scotland! And I have Kate Davies' recent pattern book, but would love to own her Legacy of Shetland Lace.
Hmm, I think I should write a story set in the isles...then I could justify all these books as research!
Another of the islands has an interesting history:
And look! Costume designers on The Hobbit talking about wool!