Wow, I am totally obsessing over Laura Chau this week. Here's her website, CosmicPluto, which I can't for the life of me remember how, but I stumbled across this last week for whatever reason. Definitely not a "I need more things that I desperately want to knit," sort of reason though, since I more than have that taken care of.
Holy crud, I dug through some of her patterns when I first found her sight, and was immediately taken by her Massey Wrap, since I have been wrap obsessing the last few weeks too. I bought 3 skeins each of 2 different, yellow, sock yarns at Fibres West, one from Sweet Georgia (it was on sale!) and one from Handmaiden (it was not on sale...), with full intention of making 2 sock yarn sweaters. But for whatever reason I am now changing my mind since all I want it to knit big stole/shawl/wrappy thingies. If you are my friend on ravelry you might have noticed my stole-favoriting tendencies recently. So the Massey Wrap is totally right up my knitting alley.
Then, after leaving and coming back to it for whatever reason I discovered her Rayne Wrap Cardigan, which is perfectly blending my love of stole/shawl/wrappy things, but with a more wearable sweater. Which is just awesome-pants, since I make these stole/shawl/wrappy things, but never can wear them quite the way I envision them in my head. Which makes me think, "Well, why the heck am I obsessing and only wanting to make these stole/shawl/wrappy things, when I can't even figure out how the heck to wear them?" Yup, the Rayne Wrap Cardigan would definitely solve that problem. But I digress.
So, since I am favoriting more and more of her designs every time I hop on the flipping computer these days, and lovity-loving everything she does, I thought I would share that love with you and give you a little peak at what is catching my knitting eye right now:
Massey Wrap, fulfilling my stole/shawl/wrappy thing obsession.
Rayne Wrap Cardigan, the practical answer to my stole/shawl/wrappy obsession.
Tephra Pullover: love the collar, love the buttons, love sock yarn sweaters. Want to start right now.
Sagano Shawl: Love the stitch pattern, love the cable edge, love the roundyness. Think I have a skein ot two of stash yarn that would be perfect for this.
Uxbridge Shawl: Love the open-weave-ness, love the size, love the simplicity, have the perfect yarn for this, too.
See what I mean? I think my favorite part of her garments are they are so simple, but seem to look great on a wide range of sizes when I dig through the Ravelry projects. Plus she has lots of free patterns and pay patterns. I could share her awesomeness with you all day, but I really need to go get knitting so I can get started on that Rayne Wrap Cardigan!