Thursday, December 21, 2006


Ok, it's the holiday season...peace on earth, goodwill towards men (or at least less snarkiness than usual), but WTF?

This is the opus magnum of the Vogue Knitting design team in their Holiday issue.

Appreciating differences in taste, I'm still floored by the construction of the coat. Thirty five skeins of Koigu and a pattern so complicated that you are referred to the magazine's website to download the "floor plan" for the finished garment. The printed instructions presume an awful lot. Imagine finishing dozens of the multi-hued hexagons and being told to lay them out on the floor according to the picture and connect them by "knitting the negative space between them". Yikes.

We might have had a few too many eggnog lattes, but my SNB is seriously considering a collective KAL just to test this pattern! Wonder if we can sub out Kitchen Cotton?

Poor little finished object. The scarf/hat combo look like an undernourished peahen next to Joseph's Technicolour Dreamcoat above it. The set is for a little girl (about three) and is a scaled down Odessa (sans beads) and simple ribbed scarf in Sublime's Extra Fine Merino Wool DK. The yarn is bit splitty, but butter soft and otherwise delightful to work with!

Gilly finished her therapy with TPAS this week. She has been there almost 5 years and has more seniority than any staff member. (I remember when the senior therapist was "the new girl".) Some of her classmates were "graduating" as well, so we threw a little party on Tuesday. Here is Gillian enjoying lemonade.