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Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Scoop du Jour! Machine knit fronts – one with hand ribbed edgings

If one could be said to have a Split Knitting Personality, I am GUILTY! The cool thing is that it goes right along with the Split Weather Personality of CHICAGO these days – one day is very cool and rainy – then the next, is tropically TORCHED!

My dilemma? I can’t stand to touch WOOL right now…

So off the Chopping Block of WIPs comes the Fern sweater.

AND, in it’s place goes:
Scoop du Jour!

I’ve had a bag and a half of Rowan All Seasons Cotton (my very favorite yarn) languishing in the Stash Palace for quite awhile. I was clueless as to what to make from it – the original idea died a lingering death and vaporized some time last year or thereabouts…

But I love this yarn’s subtle varieagation – Grey on Grey – and saw a Utility Sweater in my FUTURE!

Now that Rapunzel and Wavy Bulb are history, I’m set on the FANCY PANTS Front for quite awhile and can make some WORK CLOTHES!

YES! I work for a living – 50-60 hours a week on my regular photojournalist gig.

And I need clothes – cool clothes – I am caught in an endless round of T-shirts and GASP, Parkas and my head is just reeling with the threat of another Autumn looking like a UPS Delivery Guy.

OH WAIT – I just bought this activewear jacket to work in because it WOULD make me look like…

Anyways, in a fit of extreme energy, I pulled out my freshly acquired knitting machine (similar to the one in this auction) this weekend and whipped out most of the body parts of this sweater. Then begins the hand finishing – which for this garment is fat, chunky ribbing on all the edges.

It has a wide scoop neck, with deep ribbing on the bottom and less deep ribbing on the trim.

Just the Saucy Sassy Cardi that BUSTS the Parka/Tshirt tyranny!

Can you see the mistake with this piece? Ahhh, the power of cheese, the photos never lie!

I’m going to have to RIPPIT! Hey Froggy, once again I’m following your mantra!

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