Friday, October 06, 2006

Goodbye to old friends

No knitting progress at the moment. I've been busy trying to work out how I'm going to condense a 2 year design and craft course into one year. Why? Because I'm impatient and want everything now!! So I'm returning once more to the micro world of knitting samples, squiggles and paper paste. At least this year I get to design my own garments. This coming from the Rowan babe who is used to just following the pattern. I'm creative but not terribly imaginative. Does that make sense? So far everything I can think of is already out there. I'm going for safe rather than far out. I also need to find my creative inner self and find the Sasha, Kaffe, Nicky, Debbie, Martin or Louise in me.

As the weather changes in London I'm completing the yearly swap around from summer to winter clothes. It gives me a chance to take a real good look at my wardrobe. After some hard thinking I'm saying goodbye to some old (and not so old) favourites:






























All but one are Rowan patterns. The earliest in green from Book 17, the latest, Lucy from book 37. I enjoyed all of these patterns, but alas they are all way too big, in the case of Raw from 32 completely stretched out. Too big because good or bad, I tend to upsize patterns because I never think the largest size will fit me. Too late I learned a potentially good tip to tumble drying a summer tweed garment to help it bounce back to shape. Not owning a tumble dryer myself is neither here nor there - there is no mountain I will not climb for my craft (figuratively speaking of course). The zippered jacket comes from the Debbie Bliss Cotton knits for all seasons. I will knit it again in a smaller size. I toyed with the idea of ripping it out and redoing it, but decided against it. All that hard work and when all is said and done, there's nothing wrong with the garment, it has not stretched or bobbled , it was just too big from the start and does not fit me properly. Am I making a good enough argument?

Who's been in my kitchen?

Thank you darling son for a scrummy banana cheesecake!!

3 guesses who did the washing up - a clue, it wasn't me!!

1 comment:

Karin said...

Where's my slice?