So the brief for Day 2 of Knit and Crochet Blog Week is to write about a pattern or project that I aspire to. The first pattern that came to mind was Herringbone Mittens with Poms by Elliphantom Knits.
I can't recall how I came across this pattern but I stumbled across the Elliphantom blog shortly after I picked up the needles again last year and I fell in love with it instantly. I printed out the pattern, took it my mum and said "this is what I want to knit next". With some motherly reassurance she suggested that it might be better for me to start off with something a little more straight forward and monochromatic. In other words it was beyond me.
A year later and I still haven't had the confidence or inclination to tackle a colourwork project. I'm sure that I could get the hang of it and am definitely much better equipped now with a good foundation knitting knowledge.
My latest colourwork knitting fantasy is the Pixie Poncho by Rachel Russ for Spud & Chloe. I may skip the mittens altogether now and start with this project for my daughter Nina. So cute!