Friday, November 03, 2006
I saw this design at elann.com the other day, and it just intrigued me so much that I went ahead and ordered the yarn and the pattern book.
The package came today, and looking through the rest of the patterns in the book, I came across the one below, which I am almost tempted to make instead. It's not the same yarn, but the gauge is the same, and I think it would work. I just can't make up my mind.
This book has the most unusual patterns I've seen. Many of them involve both knitting and crochet, and even hairpin lace, and all in unique juxtapositions. The best ones, in my opinion, are not those shown in the preview on the elann site.
I assume that when I'm finally recovered from this respiratory thing, I'll be back to actual sewing, but for now, knitting seems to be about all I can handle. I've just committed to doing the SWAP contest again this year, so I hope I will soon feel up to planning, etc., as that's the part that is the most work, I think.
I posted a lot of Shirtmaking Information on Stitcher's Guild today that I'd put together some time ago. It was very flattering to think that people were interested in seeing it again. It was on Sewing World for quite a while, but that site seems to be permanently defunct now.