Hello my dears! I'm actually here! Later than promised, but here! I hope you've been well :)

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Caterpillargreen Yarns

Unwind Yarn Company yarn: Touring DK

Rowe by Michelle Wang

Ondawa by Michelle Wang

Docklight by Julie Hoover

Show and Tell - Knitting vs Fall/Winter 2014 Trends:

Concepts: Fairytale, postmodern ironic prints, desexualized extravagance, luxury materials in large quantities, texture and colour overload, 60's meets 70's in the 90's, barbarian chic.

Specifics:

"Folk"

European and Middle Eastern ethnic prints and embellishment, handmade chic, bold colours and busy prints.

Block Island Sweater by Allyson Dykhuizen

Florilegium by Johanna Weinrech

Selsey by Fiona Alice

Vibrant Colourwork Pullover by Marie Wallin

Cocooned silhouettes

Rounded shoulders, loose layers that stand away from the body, no skin showing, hiding the body's natural shape

Eastbourne Sweater by Emma Welford

Ease by Alicia Plummer

Creature Comforts Cardi by Madelinetosh

Chocolate Stout by Thea Coleman

Boxy by Joji Locatelli

Beading and Embroidery

Heavy on the sparkle. Butterflies (Valentino), animal images, designs felted onto tulle ballgowns (Valentino), bedazzle all the things (Fendi).

Sayella by Sarah Heyes

Moonraker by Melanie Berg

Rani by Katherine Matthews

Stereo Cuff by Laura Nelkin

Licorne by Janel Laidman

Yvette Roositud Hat by Kate Gagnon Osborn

Ribbon Mittens by Spillyjane

Sheer and Lace

Layered heavily over more sheer/lace, or braless and... nipples.

Interlude by Janina Kallio

Carpino by Carol Feller

Rock Island by Jared Flood

60's Mod

Miniskirts, shift/a-line/swing silhouettes, colour blocking, geometric prints, go-go boots. Waists defined by seaming/colour/texture rather than shaping.

Leksak Lady by Yarn-Madness

Laneway by Veera Valimaki

Beatnik by Norah Gaughan

Lady Bulle by Karen Borrel

Allegheny by Thea Coleman

Alpaka Tunic by Deborah Newton

Fur/Leather/Long Shearling/Feathers

So many animals had to die this fall. So many. Leather shirts. Leather skirts. Leather everything. Mink sweaters. Coyote fur coats. Shearling everywhere. Feather capes and dresses (Alexander McQueen)

#24 Duster Coat by Joan McGowan-Michael

Tailspun Tease by Esther Rodgers

Wanderwillows by Tiny Owl Knits

Lyra Hood by Nikohl Lohr

Pinion by Christina Giles

Sport/Athletic

Sneakers with high heels, shoelace details on coats (Dior). Luxury sweatpants. Bomber jackets.

Japan Sleeves by Joji Locatelli

Neon Beast by Veera Valimaki

Jasseron by Becky Wolf

Everlong by Lisa Mutch

Come back next week for part 2....

Pumpkin recipes: Pumpkin stuffed with everything good, Pumpkin Brownies, Kaddo Bourani, Pumpkin Spice Latte

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