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Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Finally, progress! After a topsy turvy of a week, some personal knitting gets done. I am itching to wear this and am tempted to just finish off that little short sleeve on the left and call it a “design feature”.

zachary-quintoHEE! But really, it does show how the piece would look with cap or short sleeves (I like). I get email all the time asking if it’s OK to do this type of thing and I say, Boldly Go! Just because the pattern doesn’t specifically say to, doesn’t mean it might just make the piece of your dreams.

BTW, has anyone seen the new Star Trek movie? Now I’m not going to admit to being a Trekkie, snort, but, after seeing the trailer, the younger Capt. Kirk (um, corn-fed Iowa farm boy!) and especially, the younger Spock: ROCK!

Back to this century: since patterns can’t contain all the possible permutations of possibilities in some easily changed areas, it is totally up to the fancy of the knitter to decide how long sleeves (and bodies and collars, etc) should be according to their style wishes and body measurements.

    chicknitsshell            chicknitspullover    chicknitscardigan

I try things on constantly. Because I’ve made a Template of all of my preferred basic sizes in Shell, Pullover & Cardigan styles (see how here), I have a reference to go by. But nothing really beats pinning the thing together, if necessary, and putting it on one’s self. Even better than a mannequin, because even though my measurements are equal to mine, my body shape is slightly different. NOBODY is really alike and it’s up to us to find the sweet spots: the right ratios and measurements and then apply them to our stitching.

That is the Number One reason I love to make my own clothes! If I had the time, I would probably try and sew everything I wear (not jeans). But I love all the cotton dresses and skirts I’ve been seeing around and am green with envy…

>>>>>> Read all posts in this category: Cotton Sandrine.

5 responses to “Tuesday, May 12, 2009”

  1. Joyce in Chicago says:

    LovedlovedLOVED the new Star Trek movie! The use of color in every set is lovely, especially on the Enterprise. The comic bits poked fun at the conventions of SciFi. And such a good performance from Zachary Quinto, I want to knit him some pointy ear warmers.

  2. JudithNYC says:

    I am in love!! With your new sweater but more so with young Mr. Spock. I had not planned on going to see the movie but on Mother’s Day my son mentioned that his fiancee refused to go with him so we scrapped the rest of Mother’s Day plans and went to the movies. What a treat! Kirk, Zulu and specially Spock are so gorgeous!! We had to sit on different rows and I happened to be sitting with a bunch of people who were maybe in their late 60s and we had a ball saluting old Spock and acting all nerdy. I like the music too, which usually I don’t notice.

  3. MicheleV says:

    I loved the Star Trek movie and am not a Trekkie in any way. Just plain fun!

  4. Please go to Franklin’s blog to read about his “take” on the new Star Trek. Don’t do it if you’re drinking something though…..unless you want to shower your computer. Seriously hysterical.

  5. Seanna Lea says:

    I loved watching Space Sylar! It was a lot of fun to go see this, and I will probably see it a second time!

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