Sunday, July 16, 2006


This took me six days.

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That would be #23 from VK Spring/Summer 2005. I like summer projects. As I said to Ed yesterday, this was rated level "Experienced". I found it pretty straight-forward. Perhaps I'm beyond patterns now?

I had some things I wanted to rant about, but I forget what they were, so I won't bother.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

New project...

Last week I finished the yellow socks.

Sunday I finished the flap cap of the damned, eight days after removing it from time-out. It's adorable. The flaps stick out, but that might be because my hair sticks out. I will use the lessons I learned to make another flap cap again. I might even send it to a magazine (as part of a set, perhaps, with the matching gloves and sweater).

So last night I started #23 from Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2005, which I renamed Hippie, because my sensei said "Robyn, you're a hippie from way back" while we were at Karate camp, and this struck me as interesting -- is that how people see me?

I'm using some Lana Grossa Toccata in a dark blue color. There's a mistake in the first row of the first lace pattern. I think by the time I got to the second repeat, I had realized that the yarn-over had to go inside the SSK, though, in order to make the lace panel work right. This is probably why I make such a lame proof-reader -- my eyes fix the mistake before it gets to my brain. However, I did notice the error.

I knit the first ball of yarn for this pattern last night. I could be wearing the garment by the end of July! It's rated Expert, which I can't figure out. Except maybe the really hard part is deciding which size to make. There are three: 30, 32, and 34 inch bust. WTF? It's meant to fit tightly. I just picked the medium, randomly.

VK S/S05 is one of my favourite issues, by the way -- there are three other things that I have the materials to make. I can't remember their names and numbers, but they are (note that I have to give them my own names because Vogue's are so uninteresting):
  • Moebius (Norah Gaughan hoodie) Elann Peruvian Highland in a nice pink
  • Tennis (Debbie bliss pullover) Orange Silk City yarn, plus the leftover dark blue Toccata as trim
  • Twizzle (Jaeger cropped cardigan) I would use some Silk City Bounce that I have lying around, lavender maybe