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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

9 responses to “Thursday, August 26, 2004”

  1. Becky says:

    WOW! I’m honored, B-M! Thank you for such a kind mention. The house is officially rocked! [Dances a happy jitterbug.]

    Your color choice is very drool-worthy, and opens up a whole lotta choices when it comes to accessorizing. Great taste, lady!

    P.S. I’ll share a dirty little secret, too: The hubby and I are taking “rock n roll” dance classes. Are we wacky, or what?

  2. claudia says:

    I got this one in my head after seeing my lovely sister’s. And then there was Becky’s. So, now I just need yarn….

  3. Silvia says:

    Mmm, that’s quite a yummy concoction you’ve put together there missy. This turns into one surprisingly sexy sweater…

  4. Eklectika says:

    LOL…yeah…as I giggle at the “3attaTime Rule” note on the sidebar…. ;-)

  5. Bonne Marie says:

    HEEEhheeee – I am a dirty rotten cheater on the weekends, Eklectika! I tend to “experiment” which roughly translates into a bout of startitis.

    Plenty gets on the needle, then I lose interest and it languishes in the basket until it makes it into the for real *que*…

  6. sequinK says:

    Oh my,… I made the same sweater in the same yarn AND same color!! I love it, and Silvia’s right — it’s a hot little number!

  7. Rachael says:

    What a great name for it. And yes, hers was STUNNING. Just as yours will be, I know. :)

  8. leila says:

    Hi Bonne :) Nice to see someone doing this cardi in ASC! I plan on doing this cardi in that yarn also, in a grungy green #189 Safari (now discontinued). I adore the color you chose!

    I have been waiting on my issue from the Knitting Garden for several weeks…to anyone ordering this magazine from there, expect a lil’ bit of a wait, it’s not reeeealllly in stock at the moment.

  9. Eilene says:

    I love that la Fleur de Fluffa cardi. It is such a beautiful design. Great color choice also. I already have the ASC to make that also. I picked the Misty (silver grey) but am not sure if it is feminine enough. What do you think? I did swatch and the ASC knits up beautifully! BTW, Trellis is Gorgeous! :-)

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