The Project: Embroidered Jacket from Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2006
The Yarn: Schachenmayr Nomotta Grande purchased from NU Yarn Outlet
The Needles: 3.75mm bamboo cheapies
Started: May 27 2006
Rejected: September 10 2007
I removed this project from the cryochamber last week and finished the back. While in the midst of starting one of the front pieces I realized that I really didn't want to knit it this way. It just seemed tedious to knit a raglan cardigan in pieces. Why didn't I just make the decision to knit it top-down in the beginning? Well, I thought I was in a top-down rut and wanted the challenged of knitting something flat. That may still be the case, but a raglan cardigan isn't the project for that. I'll save it for something with a fitted sleeve. Also, I wasn't even going to do the embroidery and frippery that make this project special. So, the embroidered jacket is officially off the needles. It's not you, embroidered jacket, it's me. I still hope we can be friends.
So, what to knit next? I really should just buckle down and finish the poor nameless slob cardigan, but I'm also thinking about Zephyr Style's Juliet. I think it's uncommonly cute. Rather like a grown-up version of Elizabeth Zimmerman's February Baby Sweater. Of course I don't have any suitable yarn in my stash, so I just have to shop for something appropriate. What a pity...
Various and Sundry Links - September 11 2007
- Who wants to chip in £649,999 to buy this 18th century silk mill with me?
- Surprisingly, this quote is not about the knitting world: “There is always drama and somebody always hates you.”
- David Sarasohn's column Wednesday referred to President Bush, on a visit to Iraq, hoisting "a turkey that wasn't exactly a turkey." The turkey was designed for display and not consumption, but it was a turkey.