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Wednesday, June 30, 2004

the MondoRib in rehearsals…

Yeah, Yeah, yeah, I was whining like a little girl yesterday about this shell but it actually wasn’t about the yarn at all. I love the yarn! It called to me from across the room when I spied it and I had to have it.

AND, I actually have pattern books from Katia, from the last 4(!) summers, so there is no excuse for me not looking up how they dealt with this type of yarn themselves in designs. OOPs, I did look up the patterns and as always, there is no BEHAVIORAL SECTION in ANY pattern I’ve ever seen about the characteristics of the product.

BACKSTEP: the new book by Rowan using Linen Print carries this disclaimer about that yarn: “Due to the heavy nature of this yarn, it has a tendency to drop in length in wear. It is therefore advisable to measure knitted sections hanging from needles, rather than laid flat.”

Ah, the best LAID plans of mice and men! THAT’s what was missing in yesterday’s photo – flat as a pancake. I’m making a 3-D Ribbed Landscape and I’m making it haunt a 2-D world…

So up she goes on the ever ready and willing L’Atelier ChicKnits Mannequin. Even though this was the Back of my MondoRib Shell, that I’m making for the Tank Along, I pinned it to the Front of Mannie to see how it really is going to work in Free Space.


I am entranced…

I CAN and will make a Front because I’m diggin’ the BACK!


I have been finding my Digital Camera one of the most important tools in my workshop.

The combination of the journaling and the picture taking really launches the process into regions unavailable in real time.

I can even make changes before they have to be made!

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7 responses to “Wednesday, June 30, 2004”

  1. Julie M. says:

    I love this on the mannequin! That 3-D trick really works!

  2. Cruz says:

    It looks like candy, I love it! What a cool, modern design.

  3. Marg says:

    It is indeed lovely, Bonne Marie! You GO, Girl!

  4. rachelkates says:

    Candy, yes. Salt water taffy comes to mind. I wish I could see it up close and personal at this week’s KIP, but I’ll be reclining at the dentist’s on Thursday night.

  5. heather says:

    You had me fooled! I thought there was a back! It definately is going to be very flattering.

    You just cannot go wrong with pink.

  6. kathi says:

    lovely…the back looks great. looking forward to the finish.

  7. froggy says:

    looks great. love that color. can’t wait to see the grand finish!

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