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Friday, October 8, 2004

the softer side of Fern…

In a rare attempt to get in touch with reality, I’m changing the sidebar on the right of my page. Instead of just having the trio of WIPs (the three projects currently on the ChicKNits Daily Needles), I’m throwing in some of my lanquishing projects. Perhaps seeing them everyday in plain sight will flick the interest switch in my brain that is now ignoring them.

The Short (!)List:
– Miss BB’s Jacket (a glamGirl variation of Mrs CB’s Camp Jacket) made in a raisiny burgundy color of Rowan Magpie Aran – ONE SLEEVE DONE then kicked to the curb!

Fern (the other one) in Filatura di Crosa Zara / Acid Green – BACK DONE then tossed in small gauge disbelief

Cable Me #1 – a bulky, yummy experiment in jacket making made from natural sheep colored Sweet Grass wool from the Boys in Lansing

– Cable Me #2 – once is not enough to Start & Stop apparently and here’s a small gauge version of the above with enough variation to keep it interesting – this one made from a mouth-watering leaf green Austermann *Rubino* yarn from the dear folks at Elann (no longer offered)…

NOW, cross my heart and hope to FLY TO RHINEBECK (happy sheeps y’ll!), I think that’s IT! I actually have no offending crossover projects left from SPRING ’04 this FALL ’04…

Shall we SNAP!?~ aguil3.gif

SIDEBAR: “This year’s featured breed (@Rhinebeck) is the Rambouillet breed. Developed from the Spanish Merino breed in France. It is large, white-faced, has wool on its legs, can be horned or polled, and produces fine wool, grading from 64’s to 70’s. It is long-lived, rugged and will breed most anytime of the year.”

8 responses to “Friday, October 8, 2004”

  1. Jackie says:

    That cable pattern is beautiful!! And I love the color you chose for Fern…don’t know if that tiny gauge could keep me going either!

  2. amy says:

    Wow! I’m working on a Mrs CB’s Camp Jacket redux too! I bought your pattern before I began tinkering with it, its a lovely pattern but I was feeling that the shape just wasn’t quite right for me so I’ve raised the waist a little, shortened and added extra shaping to the first part and changed the gauged to a ‘DK’ weight yarn, and its cashemere… yummy yummy green cashemere. I’ll send you a photo when I’ve fishished.

  3. Kitty says:

    Are you really coming out to Rhinebeck?

  4. Bonne Marie says:

    Although my heart will be in Upstate New York (teeheehee), I couldn’t swing the trip and will be stuck in Chicago… SOOO, all of you guys going will just have to buy more yarn and wool to make up for the dent I would’ve made in the landscape…

    Can ya do it?

    the Happy Enabler

  5. jackie says:

    Damn, woman, I got excited for a moment that although our other meeting didn’t work out (yet!), I might see you in Rhinebeck. TEASE.

  6. Silvia says:

    Its really Claudia (from Silvia’s ‘puter)

    Sorry to miss you at Rhinebeck. But this means you’ll have more pent-up sheepn’wool desire for MD. Knit through that stash, baby!

  7. Kitty says:

    Darn – well maybe we’ll see you in MD!

  8. Alysia says:

    Ah – there she is! I’ve been anxiously waiting to see your version of Fern. Yikes – you better get some days off soon, Girlie. Looks like fun at the marathon. You’ll never see me in that race – with or with*out* a chicken suit. :p

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