Friday, September 28, 2007
Donna called me back so quick with the news that Nina (SKIF designer) is taking over the pattern control herself and is busily working on corrections. We're going to receive all new prints of the patterns and SKIF will post an errata page as well.
I truly like the way SKIF encourages you to add your own creativity to the designs. But having a correct pattern to begin with is important.
I'm looking forward to more SKIF designs.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Going with the flow
I've decided to take SKIF's advice and relax, feel free... and just go with the natural flow.
So I'm knitting the back from the bottom up as opposed to joining the collars together and working my way down.
Because, really, when the designer says: Don't worry, you will love everything about your super sweater, who am I to argue?
Friday, September 21, 2007
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
First, a strand each of black merino, green silk mohair, and natural linen paper.
Granted, it's a bit of a odd combination, but I simply adore the results. Oh, and It looks so much better in person, trust me. My five-year-old camera has not been performing well lately.
Anyway, I think this would be good for Neptune. It's very light, quite warm, and has a beautiful halo--not that you can see that, nor the beautiful colors in silk mohair yarn. The fabric is slightly crisp, but it drapes far more than I thought it would. I like the color combination, but, ultimately, I want to go with darker tones--a blue/black theme--charcoal , ink silk-mohair, and either black, blue, or green merino.
Second, two strands of merino--one black, one light olive--and one strand of green silk mohair.
I like this swatch very much--definitely for Zena. I love the feel of it. I can't stop fondling it--I'm like Lobo in Bride of the Monster.
I'll probably cast-on Zena in the next day or two. I'll be going out on a limb since I don't have enough of the green silk mohair on hand, but keeping in the spirit of SKIF, I'm not going to worry about that.
(Cross-posted on Knitopolis)