OK, back in December, I wrote about the latest (and very disppointing) issue of Knitty. Since then, I've been eagerly awaiting the new issue to see if it was a whole lot more stuff that I didn't care to see (not to mention make) or if they redeemed themselves.
Well, they did…kinda.
- Emmaline (a simple, short-sleeved pullover)– now THIS might be cute…although, chicken shit yellow wouldn't be my first color choice…and probably shouldn't be anyone else's choice, either.
- La Gitana (a knitted, hooded vest thing)– why does the model look like she's choking? I mean, really, is there a doctor in the house?
- Que Sera (lacy cardigan)– cute, but I feel like it looks like pretty much every other lacy cardi ever. LOVE that yarn color, though!
- Petrie (knitted tank)– love it, must make it.
- Inamorata (empire-waist tank)– I think I like this. I'm torn. Mike thinks it would look 100% better if the person wearing had "a rack". He's probably right.
- Tappan Zee (short-sleeved cardigan)– looks like Shalom's cousin
- Torreyana (feather-pattern shawl)– meh. Yet. Another. Feather-style. Shawl. NOW WITH BIGGER BEADS! ZOMG!
- Summit– A Zig Zag Wrap, sans felting.
- Anthemion– Love it. Love the color.
- Gams– Oh. My. God. NO. Pass the eye bleach, please! NOT EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD NEEDS TO BE KNITTED.
- Know-it-All– Someone please give this chick a college class to take or pick up a new hobby or something. STAT.
- Wanderer– I'm so over socks. These look cool, though.
- Tribute– Beautiful, but it's really bad when the model's ankles look fat.
- Twisted– I like these, but all the coolness is wasted on the toes. You'd have to be shoe-less for anyone to appreciate them.
- Lace Edgings– OH MY GOD YES, PLEASE. I've been dying to learn how to knit lace!
- Buttonhead– Ehhhhhhhh (coincidentally, I just wrote "Butthead" instead of "Buttonhead".)
- Duck Socks– Ehhhhhhhh, part deux. Looks way too complicated for the result.
So, there you have it. Now if they'll just keep improving, they might just keep me coming back.
I've been knitting a Liesl. I was knitting a Margot with the yarn I'm using, but I ripped it all out when I got 3/4 of the way finished and tried it on. It was way too big (despite me making a size smaller than I thought I would need to make up for the slightly heavier yarn), and while a lot of people said I should finish it and sell it, I bought that yarn for ME, so I ripped out all this work:
And am turning it into this:
I am really quite pleased with how it is coming out. I cannot wait to wear it. However, because I get fits of knitting ADD, I decided to start on a felted Easter basket for Seamus. I feel like I'm knitting the world's biggest hat. To give you an idea of how big it is, this is the bottom of it, displayed across my 15" monitor.
Last month was my mother's (and aunt's) birthday. Since we're saving up for a move, I decided to make their presents instead of buying them.
For my mother, I made a drop-stitch scarf:
And from the handspun that Seamus dyed, a shawl (which is huge and so mesh-y that I'm fairly certain that you could use it as a fishing net if you were ever stranded on a desert island):
And for my Aunt, I made a simple loose scarf from some handspun that I dyed. 🙂
And, well, I liked my mother's drop-stitch scarf so much, I had to make one for myself. 😉 I REALLY love this yarn.