Odds and ends, again.
First of all, thank you for steering me to the “Relax” pattern from Amirisu, Sarah. It was love at first sight – and in the nick of time. This is it. I have abandoned thoughts of a tee-shirt with a yoke knit sideways, Kirigami-style. I have bought and printed the pattern. It’s got some interesting styling details – not by any means as mindless as it appears at first glance.
I continue to struggle somewhat with EverNote, so I have copied your suggested alterations into my old faithful electronic Filofax, Lotus Organizer.
How would it like having some rolled st st at the bottom to match the neck? In the picture it appears to have a slanty edge at the bottom, although I gather from the instructions that that is an illusion. I sort of fancy the idea. Could I achieve it?
You will be hearing more about this one.
I continued sock-knitting last night. I’ve turned the corner of the Fleegle-Strong heel, enough to see that the foot is too long (this is a toe-up-er) so I’ll have to rip. I think I had this problem the first time I attempted that heel – it adds quite a bit of mileage. This time I’ll measure and make a note in the above-mentioned electronic Filofax of how much distance half of a Fleegle-Strong adds to the foot length, on 64 stitches.
I don’t have to finish the sock before I start the tee-shirt – just get around the heel.
Brooklyn Tweed has a new book out. It includes an “oversized dolman turtleneck” called “Ives” which has some of the generous droopiness I’m looking for. I’m not tempted – don’t want a turtle neck, don’t want long sleeves. But it also appears to have an uneven hemline. Should I buy the pattern just to see how Jared does that? I knit his “Brownstone” pattern a couple of years ago and I know he can be relied on for meticulous instructions. No – I must have lots of uneven-hemline-patterns lying around here.
The new VK turned up yesterday, the one with
pattern in it. Lots of good stuff. I like Wei Wilkins’ No 2 with its Celtic
medallion; and I’d love to snuggle down in Mr Teriokhin’s No. 6; and that
curved zipper up the front of Chuck Wilmesher’s
No. 26 is breathtaking. I could never do it. I doubt if I’ll ever knit
any of them, but I love looking. VK is well out ahead of the pack, in my estimation. Franklin
Registration is about to open for the Edinburgh Yarn Festival on March 16. Am I strong enough? I’d like to spend a couple of hours struggling with a drop spindle.