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Thursday, August 26, 2004

i’m a collar and a belt away from wONDErful~!
just gotta go sew sew…

In this, the last week of August, the most amazing phenomenon has occurred! I am actually on a Finishing Frenzy! Perhaps mon petit sunburn fried some of those disconnected brain circuits back together and ZOOM! We’re off to the needles again…

That, of course, is not the REAL reason I am in such a hurry to get some projects off the table –

The BLUNT TRUTH is that I am READY FOR MORE, More, more…

While on an online blog romp yesterday, I visited the Tiny Dancer, herself, BECKY, la Fleur de Lyon

She has crafted the most amazing cardigan in a luscious PINK (see August 23rd entry), giving it her stamp of excellence along the way – just impeccable workmanship and finishing…

I have loved this design from afar for several months – ever since I got Rebecca Nr. 27, where you can find the pattern – it’s #25.

Then Silvia made it this spring and I was totally in awe…

Insert Dirty Little Secret here: hmmm, on a slow Sunday in Spring, I started this cardi myself! I reward myself sometimes on my days off by trying new knitting techniques and patterns; on this day I explored 2 x 2 rib for the VERY FIRST TIME! :)

Right – but many partial projects inhabit a rather large wicker basket in the ChicKnits Workshop. Why, I’ve explored: Seed St, socks, scarfs, hats, loops (and wait until you see that one…)

Now, Mme Fluffa has inspired me to pick my #25 back up and finish it as my first Fall garment…

la Fleur de Fluffa!

Calling this beautiful design simply #25 will not do, so in honor of the Skinny Rabbit herself, I’m dubbing mine, but of course: la Fleur de Fluffa!

I’m making this from Rowan All Seasons Cotton, Color #164 which looks like a deep, denimy Navy, #8 needles, 4.5 sts per inch, upsized pattern.

I believe, you can still get this pattern book at the Knitting Garden

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