31 Aug 2007
I have started a new project.
Does that mean some other things were finished?
Well yessiree bob.
Feather and Fan Beadspread
Spotlight Basics Dashing (100% merino - soft and lofty - rubbish colour selection)
Cast on 180 stitches, work 4 repeats of basic feather and fan in each colour. Repeat three colour sequence six times.
Do not attempt to begin this project if you are over seventy - your death may intervene.
See this cardigan?
Nice isn't it? So nice nice I had to knit it twice twice. Some pieces even thrice thrice.
I made this pattern up. I'm happy with it.
Yesterday I received two knitting books yesterday as a thank you gift - I love them both.
Although one of them puzzles me. The knitting is nice, but the book is weird.
I mean if your online name were 'glampyre' (evocative of glam and goth and irreverence) and you named your book 'Fitted knits - 25 designs for the fashionable knitter' then why the fuck would you allow it to be styled like this? It looks like it could be twenty years old already.
Two cases in point:
Polyester Osti dress. Look at the shoes - I could pick up an outfit just like that for two bucks down the salvos. There is not even any retro appeal.
And look at that hair.
There is little doubt in my mind that Glampyre had almost nothing to do with the layout of this book. The alternative view (that she has the taste of Richard Simmons) is not supported by me.
If I were her I would distance myself from this publication.
OTOH, I have something else to say about a knitwear designer. Norah Gaughan - you are a goddess.
And, as you can see, here is my new project. Small, portable, not boring, quick. Small and quick - that's what the doctor ordered.