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Wednesday, June 16, 2004


Moving at the speed of a sun-stroked tortoise, I’ve entered the final third phase of my Ribby Shell I. The pattern is written and I just need to finish the samples. (My pesky day job is just squeezing the life out of my knitting calendar – 6 day weeks, 12 hour days, who can knit?! When I was making the Sitcom Chic design, I clocked my time at over 50 hours of labor to design the pattern, write up all the sizes and knit the sample. WHEW! I need some elves…)

The *Teresa* yarn by Vittadini is just luscious! Even the other riders on the #66 agree – it always elicits comments from my busmates pals.

It is so sophisticated, people don’t assume I’m making something for a baby – which on the #66 is the usual comment because knitting is so extint in most parts, the only time anyone sees anything handknit is on an infant.

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18 responses to “Wednesday, June 16, 2004”

  1. Dani says:

    The linen flounce skirt would be adorable with your new tank. It is flirty and feminine.

  2. Karrie says:

    If you are entertaining recommendations; #2 The Flounce skirt. Oh my Gawd! You would look so cute/sophisticated. And what a charming way to set off the lovely ribby shell.

  3. Bonne Marie says:

    That flounce skirt is my FAVE! too – I hope they still have it at the MichAve store…

  4. judy says:

    one more vote for the flounce!

  5. Lacy says:

    Gotta say that flounce skirt is a classic and very flattering, too!

  6. Knittykim says:

    I say Flounce! It’s cute and can be as casual or other, as you prefer. And on those “reliving the punk years’, perhaps it will even go with combat boots and a ripped t! teehehe

  7. Bonne Marie says:

    Hey Kim! How did you know I had on my Doc Marten’s today?!

  8. J Strizzy says:

    I’m so glad you’ve decided to offer personal shopping services as well as knitting inspiration and patterns! All of those skirts are exactly what I’ve been wanting lately, so now all I have to do is pick one and order it…

    And while you’re at it, please pick up something for yourself. I vote for the flouncy one.

  9. Karen Heinig says:

    Crinkle or flounce. That’s my vote. Teresa looks like wonderful yarn. I wonder if Tangled Web carries some…..

  10. Becky says:

    Flounce or crinkle!

  11. Sarah says:

    Ooooh Flouncy or Crinkle! Why not both?


  12. Heidi says:

    Even with that crazy work schedule you are still so prolific! I’m always amazed. But yeah, some elves would be good.

    I like each of the linen contenders. Have fun choosing one (or two) :)

  13. Kathleen says:

    Flounce all the way

  14. Carol says:

    Get them all and knit more sweaters to match.

  15. Wanda says:

    My vote is for the flouncy one as well. The crinkle pleated skirt, imnsho, does not look good for anyone with hips, but I can’t speak to your body shape. Just really thinking about mine! The Ribby Shell is lookin’ good!

  16. susan says:

    the tweedy one #3 is so cute though! and it can take you through summer and into fall! i want one too now…

  17. Tracey says:

    Loving that flounce. I looooove linen, I’ve picked up a lime green linen tunic and khaki linen drawstring pants.

  18. Toni says:

    I just finished a tank using Vittadini Teresa in dark yellow. You’re right about it being luscious and incredible to work with!

    My vote’s for the flounce skirt, btw.

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