More wandering about.
I decided to buy the Oliver sock pattern so highly praised by Franklin. Not available. Why can’t she just sell it as a download, like everybody else these days?
I went ahead yesterday and ordered Sally Melville’s book, mentioned yesterday. There are good designs there, and – as you say, Gerri – the pages on fit and body shapes looked interesting.
There seem to be other books, all of a sudden. Wendy Bernard’s Custom Knits, Jane Ellison’s Knits to Fit and Flatter, Pam Allen’s Simple Style, Debbie Bliss’ Design It, Knit It. Fit would appear to be in, this season. Comments very welcome from anybody who knows any of these books. I like Pam Allen, and have a couple of her other “Style” books. Some are better than others.
I decided against Signature needles for the moment. I’m perfectly happy with my Brittany birches, and the danger you mention, FiberQat, of holes in one’s fingers, has to be born in mind.
I should finish knitting the Griswold this evening. The designer offers an interesting way of joining the two halves, similar to the one Donna Druchunas recently included in her blog, derived from “Knits from the North Sea”(which seems to be unique among recent knitting books in that I am definitely not interested in it).
I can’t link to the Druchunas blog this morning. I get a very odd error message, “Page headers already sent out”, which in turn has an even odder effect on the computer. I couldn’t Restart, or even switch off. I had to get down there and pull out the plug. And then turn it on. And then reboot. I now seem to be back in business – but don’t try getting Donna’s blog just yet.
And since I positively enjoy Kitchener’ing, I think I’ll join the stole that way.
There was a men’s fashion article in the Telegraph yesterday with everybody looking a lot like the chap on the front of Erika Knight’s “Men’s Knits”. (The link is to Amazon.com. In the UK version, the poor fellow has lost his scarf.) The text in the Telegraph speaks of “oversized chunky details on knitwear…The look is very much hand-knitted, but way beyond anything you could hope to receive from your great-aunt at Christmas.”
Why is everyone always so rude about elderly female relatives and their knitting?