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Friday, September 10, 2004

la Fleur de Fluffa: Completed Back

Sooner or later in your Journey down the Fiber Highway, you’re gonna need a Friend.
A Friend that maybe knows the answer;
a friend that’s traveled down that bumpy Road.

You know the Road I’m talking about. Whether it’s some technique that’s strangling your output because it’s just too weird to be believed or a funkay pattern dialogue that needs something much larger than you, your finger and Babelfish or a yarn content that Just Says NO to being blocked, chances are there is SOMEONE out there who will KNOW WHAT TO DO!

Has been there BEFORE infact and can relight your fire for ya…

sequinK writes: “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!

Yeah Yeah WOOT! I am DELIVERED! I’ve had fits of starting and stopping with this beautiful design since I birthed it on a Startitis Sunday late this winter. As usual, I can’t leave well enough alone and had to:
Upsize It
Use a different Yarn from what the Pattern called for
Use a different Gauge from what the Pattern called for
Hate the sleeve caps enough to, you guessed it, REDRAW the curves once again…

But here was #25, finished, in all its GLORY! ready to inspire and gently paddle my A** to the finish line!

I need that sometimes; OK, I need that alot. I am fickle! I will start then drop any project ANY time…

I was especially stalled, because in this color (a deep sortof Indigo, very hard to photograph), it was very hard for me to visualize what it would look like. Now I am charmed and AMAZED!

So for a little Friday Inspiration, grab a cup and go HERE and visit Ms. SequinK’s GLORIOUS FO’s

As FATE would have it, Ms. sequinK also has a Silver Reed LK-150 – check out this cool poncho, which I’ve dubbed the “Here I Come Poncho” teeheehee…

8 responses to “Friday, September 10, 2004”

  1. Silvia says:

    Oh yum! That indigo will indeed complement the Chicknits coloring. That will be one beautiful sweater.

  2. sequinK says:

    Thanks for the props, Ms. Bonne Marie! Your work’s given me inspirational nudges more times than I can count, so I’m more than glad to step up this time around!

  3. kerrie says:

    I’ve always loved that pattern but havent gotten around to translating the pattern from German yet, someday…

  4. Jacqueline says:

    I feel like I am in esteemed company. I am knitting the same cardigan as the most wonderful and highly talented Bonnee Marie. You’re a little bit further along than me though!

    It looks fantastic!

  5. Bonne Marie says:

    What a beautiful color, Jacqueline! I absolutely love ASC – it is definitely my Desert Island yarn of all times. I wish they made it in a worsted weight!!!

  6. Debbi says:

    Bonne Marie! This has nothing to do with your lovely Indigo sweater-to-be but I had to ask if you knew General Mills is now making Shrek cereal?! I bought a box today in your honor. :)

  7. Becky says:

    Love, love, love how the waist on your cardi looks like an hourglass. It’s gonna fit you beautifully. Woot! Woot!

  8. Bonne Marie says:

    SHREK CEREAL!!! I am so there… Thanks Debbi!

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