I have had a fervent wish to knit a coat for quite some time. Not a cardigan. Not a jacket, but a proper long coat. Now a coat is a pretty big commitment knit, so I don't want to choose the wrong coat, for I doubt the inspiration to knit a whole coat will strike again.
I have considered literally hundreds of options (thank heaven for Ravelry pattern searches, but google can turn up some surprises too).
The runner up:
Norah Gaughan's Hex Coat
The winner (casting on next week):
Ivel - by sublevi designs
(photo from sublevi website - mouthwatering picture - please visit)
I am pretty excited about this knit. The pattern is beautifully written and presented, talk about tick all the boxes. Love the belt as well.
That just about fills the knitting dance card for the next 12 months, the plan being:
The Fair Isle (Eunny Jang's Autumn Rose)
The Alice Starmore (St Brigid)
The Herbert Neibling (gloxineaflora doily)
A Dress of some sort
BTW, a FO looms in the near future. It's ugly, I hated knitting it so consequently the god of knitting ensured I stuffed it up and had to knit it twice, the yarn's a crock of poo, but my husband shocked me to the core and asked me to knit him something, and I could hardly say no, could I? (Guess what? It wasn't a pair of socks either)... Stay tuned.
Finally my gorgeous mate KATE had a baby!!! Go over and say congratulations. I wonder if she's going to make snb on Saturday??
(The post title? Say it in a Geordie accent, it's a pick up line - quite the opposite to the royalty inspired Ivel coat, named after a river in Eastern England)