I planned to have a completed Bulky Cardi to show in today’s blog post. Instead, thanks to a sudden dramatic attack of sinusitis, I have an almost-completed Bulky Cardi:
And a half-completed sleeve.
I discovered that is is impossible to knit while you are pressing a hot washcloth to your face and whimpering in pain. Which is what I did for most of yesterday.
The worst is thankfully passed, due I think to my home remedies. A washcloth dampened with water as hot as you can stand it pressed to your sinuses really helps alleviate pain and drain the sinuses. As do a number of other remedies. But this is a knitting blog, not a homeopathic remedy blog, so I shall move on.
My loss is your gain. Instead of looking at my finished project, gaze upon this:
This is Knit New York by Emma King, as as the subtitle says, it contains patterns for “10 iconic New York projects.” So cute!
The projects are almost all knit from Rowan cotton yarns, but you could easily sub other yarns. They are all darn cute, but I of course have favorites, one being the yellow cab on the cover. Here’s another fave:
A fire hydrant! I can’t help but think that this would be an awfully cute dog toy.
Check out another of my favorites, Miss Liberty:
I didn’t think it was really possible to knit a Statue of Liberty (not that I had given in a whole lot of thought) but I think this is awesome!
The instructions are clear and easy to follow and there are charts where charts are needed, like for the Broadway street sign:
It’s a really cute book and I can think of a lot of creative uses for the projects — toys for you pets, toys for your kids, part of a centerpiece or a holiday ornament, or just a gift for your favorite New Yorker or New Yorker wanna-be.
The publisher very kindly offered to send a copy of Knit New York to one of my readers, so I can keep my review copy.
To be entered in the drawing to win a copy of this adorable little book, leave a comment on this blog post by next Sunday, February 17, at 11:00am eastern time, at which time I’ll pick a winner at random.
Sleeping kitties are not eligible to win.