Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Good Stuff on The Garter Belt

Wendy has updated The Garter Belt with two new patterns: her totally hypnotizing new bag Roxy and my pullover Alishar.

I'm eager to make a Roxy for myself. I have a lot of miscellaneous balls of cotton that have been crying out for a project forever! Wendy lined her cotton Roxy with some wild striped fabric. It seems sure to bring on summer weather.

In Other News...
I'm making another version of The Plum Shrug. This one is at a slightly larger gauge and will have 3/4 length sleeves and be longer in the body: more a cardigan than bolero. I'm using some HOT pink yarn I got from a frogged thrift shop sweater. It's a blend of nylon, rayon, cotton, wool, angora, and 3% cashmere. One wonders why they bothered with the 3% cashmere, but, hey, beggars can't be choosers. I'm planning to give it to my 96 year old grandmother who loves hot pink and tangerine orange. She wore a hot pink angora sweater to my grandfather's funeral: not exactly looking like a grieving widow after 65 years of marriage, but totally in keeping with her personality. I did find a couple wee little typos in the Plum Shrug pattern, so I'll be posting a corrected version soon. If any of you have had problems you couldn't sort out, please let me know! I'm happy to answer any and all questions.

I'm coming down to the home stretch on the Hyde Park Pullover. At least on the knitting part. The pattern is probably still a couple of weeks out, as I need to do a lot of fiddling with the numbers and such to calibrate sizes.


Karen said...

I had to stop by and tell you how amazing that sweater is!

zib said...

3/4 inch cardigan length sounds like something right up my alley! Larger gauge too? Yes!!

Marji said...

my email is wonky - somthing to do with Norton anti-virus and Outlook, anyway, I'd love to meet up with you at Convergence if you're interested in going.
Can't wait to see Hyde Park.
I'm really sorry that Alishar wasn't accepted by IK. It is a good design. Anyway, it's great that you have another outlet to publish the pattern to.
Is it as warm up there as it is down here? Feels like April, not January.