Saturday, December 09, 2006

A Knitty Review

So the new Knitty is out and each time I find patterns I love but I especially love looking at the new patterns that just leave me speechless. In a bad way.

I seriously cannot fathom taking the time to make the Slingshot. Then there is the matter of the wave pattern reminds me distinctly of a knitter's pattern that was rejected a number of places and now lives in Island of Misfit Patterns.

As an aside, can I tell you how much I love the play on the Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Island of Misfit Toys - how brilliant is that!)

However this Antifreeze would be perfect for Greg, even down to the ponytail hole.

I actually know the perfect person to make the "Babe" f
or and she would probably appreciate it, but I find it hard to imagine making it. But if she asks nicely I would do it. For her. Though I would wonder how well the blade covers would really hold up.

As much as I love TGF and she is a HUGE geek, I will not be making her Binary. Zeros and ones indeed!

As usual there is a pattern that I cannot decide whether I like or hate. They never fail to do that to me. I was rather disappointed that there was only one that really caught me that way. Are they losing their touch? Am I getting easy? Your thoughts on this top are welcome. I really have no plans to make it, I just wonder what y'all think.

In the meantime I finally finished the sweater for T'Mane, just needs snaps. Next I have to finish the second leg of the matching pants, since I whipped out the first leg. I have started on another slightly mystery project. I won't post it until it's done because while I don't think the recipient reads my blog, one cannot be too careful. But I will say I am using Paton's Classic Wool (in Harvest) which is labeled as Merino. After using a nylon/acrylic blend for T'Mane's outfit (wash and dryable, important for toddler wear dontcha know), and a ladder/railroad for mystery project number one, it is a sheer joy to feel the spring of wool in my fingers. Even the Berroco Softwist, which while soft had a more slippery feel. This stuff is delightful.


Anonymous said...

i don't wear scarves but that binary scarf makes me wish i did. that rules.

good to see you tonight!

Rabbitch said...

That top is vile beyond all comprehension. It is an Abomination Unto Nuggan. It is an insult to the sheep who grew the wool that one would use to make it.

Apart from that it's great.

Next time I'll tell you how I really feel.

Jennie said...

2 skeins of Noro for skate blade covers? Thank you for offering, sweetie, but I'll decline that one. I do like some of the patterns in Knitty but do find others horrid (including Binary, but I seem to be in the minority of geeks on that one!).

I like that top on the model but would it work for any of us with tummies?

Jen said...

I agree, Slingshot is horrid. Why not...umm...just use a travel mug in the first place?