I'm known to all my friends and family as the most difficult to buy for.. the man who has everything. I really don't have everything, but there isn't much that I want, so... I showed my other half the new collection of patterns that just came out on the Brooklyn Tweed website. I guess that opened the door a crack and the next thing I knew, he bought me a few patterns.
Keep in mind that I have never knit anything more complicated than fairly simple hats and scarves. The BT patterns are WAY beyond that... and they look time consuming.. like a two sided striped cowl/scarf.. and a HEAVILY cabled scarf.. and a rectangular drape-y woman's sweater. OMG, I'm afraid to begin because I'll be found dead with those still on the needles. I'm a SLOW knitter.
But I have to admit the patterns are beautiful, though I've heard others at the LYS accuse Jared Flood of merely adapting 100-year-old patterns and selling them for $6.50. At least the man knows how to photograph his work!
Naturally the BT patterns are all knit in their own yarns, but I don't think I'll be springing for that expensive stuff. How would they be in some cheap acrylic from JoAnns? I'm only joking. Time to start saving my pennies.