When I started the design for the Camberwell Collection, my inspiration was the Camberwell Beauty.
Shalimar Breathless in Butterscotch, Neptune and Bark. The cowl is long enough so that you could wrap it twice around your neck on those really chilly winter days that are right around the corner. The mitts come in two sizes and knit up in no time. This is a really fantastic stash busting project. My test knitters all did stash diving to make theirs! I have a few friends who live in colder climates who tease me about my fingerless mitts. While they may not be the ideal thing for subzero weather, they are perfect for keeping the chill out here in Virginia and work great layered over full fingered gloves on cold days. If you work in a chilly office or live with someone who tends to be more conservative with the heat than you would like, fingerless gloves are great to wear inside as well.
The Camberwell Collection includes the cowl and mitt pattern on Ravelry for $8.50. They can also be purchased separately in my Raverly Pattern Shop.
Beth, Margi, Tina, Sherry, Pam, and Isabelle. They knitted like the wind to get their projects done on time and had great feedback for me as well. Tina blogged about the Camberwell Collection and has a pattern giveaway there. The drawing for a copy of the Camberwell Collection is on October 11, so be sure to leave a comment on Tina's blog before then!
A couple of months ago, I had mentioned the KAL that Wendi from Indieway Yarns was hosting with my Ferry Beach and Wandering Wildflower patterns. The KAL has wound down and it was so much fun! I had a great time getting to know all the fun gals in the group and had a chance to knit another pair of Ferry Beach socks in Wendi's First String Sock Yarn. My all time favorite thing from the KAL is this picture!
I won't be blogging next week because Andy and I are taking a much needed vacation. The biggest worry is what to bring to knit on. My current WIP is a shawl design that should be coming off the needles tonight. I may make another Frost in Bloom. It's a super easy to knit pattern and makes a great gift. The holiday gift giving season is nearly here and that might put me ahead for once.