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Tuesday, June 1, 2004

Agnes hits the Runway

Although it’s the first day of June, it is only in the low 50’s in the mornings (and evenings) here in the City.

…the Fabulous Thunderbirds

And this little retro cardi is turning out to be very entertaining to knit! The design is from this season’s Rowan book. Of course, I can never leave well enough alone and have made many changes.

I am using a discontinued yarn called Denim (by Madil/Italy) that I purchased from One Fine Yarn ages ago. They are down to a scant handful of balls for sale – and am I ever sorry because once I started knitting with it I wanted more. It is a a 60% cotton / 40% acrylic blend that is tightly twisted and has a slightly sueded look. The closest thing I’ve seen like this is Bali by GGH and you can never find that in the US in many colors or even styles.

It knits up into a very cohesive but lightweight fabric and I LOVE IT! Sympathize with me for always finding these bargains then have mercy on me for for not buying more when I had a chance.

I PITY the Fool
Mr. T – aka – Sergeant Bosco “B.A.” Baracus – 1983

Back to Missy Agnes – the gauge on this yarn did not match the pattern, so that was the first change that had to be made. I am knitting this at 21sts/30rows per 4″.

The peplum bottom of this cardi is dart-shaped moss stitch. Now, I can see the heads shaking and so was mine at first, but after several all ribbed sweaters and Rapunzel, moss stitch is a breeze! And, I adore how it looks…

Then, being the intrepid knitting busy-body that I am, I had to change the top pattern. WHY? To be easier for me! So I dug out my stitch books and slapped in a basic alternating eyelet pattern.

WHO’s the BOSS?
…Tony Danza 1984

4 responses to “Tuesday, June 1, 2004”

  1. carolyn says:

    i started knitting agnes a few months ago but abandoned her. i was about 3/4 of the way through the moss stitch for the back bottom and was grossed out with how the decreases looked. working three stitches together is apparently not my speciality. i’m really glad to see someone else knitting this beautiful sweater. i’ll live vicariously through your progress!

  2. Crystal says:

    Isaw something yesterday in my mailbox that Imade me think of you…

    Shrek checks.

  3. Tracey says:

    Dear Bonne Marie, I am thinking of you daily, as Shrek is everywhere. M&M’s, chips, water bottles, clothing, video games…even one of those lame pop-up ads for a $50 giftcard, asking which three characters below is Shrek. Well, Agnes is looking most fantastique! Happy knitting, upstate NY is the same weather wise, I guess we should be happy, this is very good knitting weather.

  4. elisabeth says:

    Bonne Marie! I have Agnes on my list of things to knit, although for my version I will be using a colourway of Patons Grace! I am glad that you are going to conquer it first, for I will learn from your first efforts! How do you get so much knitting done!!

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