Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Bringing Sexy Back?
Every once in a while, I actually begin a project, work on it in a semi-diligent way, and finish it. It happens. To wit: Ginger. I purchased this Rowan Summer Tweed at the Knit Nook in Louisville (go there, it rules) several weeks ago and immediately fell in like with at least three patterns from the Rowan Summer Tweed leaflet by Kim Hargreaves. The yarn itself feels slightly rough before knitting but it really softens while you work with it. The pattern, while somewhat laconic in certain sections in that very British way, is not difficult. Above you see a shot from the back and excuse the inexplicable hunchbackness of my posture: Please note that because we're trying to not earn an NC-17 rating for this blog, there won't be a frontal shot. Why? Well let's just say that from the front, and I quote the DRMC here, "there is major titty action". After seeing it on from the front I had a sudden flash of comprehension as to how the word torpedos came to refer to a woman's breasts. Yes, we'll just leave that image for you to contemplate and opt to forgo the inevitable psychological damage that actually seeing the front of Ginger would likely induce. You can thank me later.
I am very glad to be done with Ginger as I can now clear the decks for another project, one that has captivated my attention and indeed that of countless other bloggers who are desperately trying to order the yarn from Denmark for--you might have guessed it--the Ruth Sørensen Kauni cardigan sweater. All I can say is WOW this sweater is a sight to behold. Mme Yarn Harlot is currently working on it and there is a kal as well. The pattern itself is a free one, you can find it here(just click on strikning and then you'll see it available in English). Be prepared to drop some serious coin on the shipping of the yarn as it isn't available--that I know of--stateside. I ordered mine from here, but Astrid's Dutch Obsessions--I just love writing that--has it as well. As an example of a gorgeous rendition, below I have linked to Margaret, an awesome knitter whose blog is here. Check her out, her masterful turn at Kauni is impressive. You'll also find K2Karen's beautiful in progress Kauni as well. While you're at it, check out Ali, she has a new killer contest!!: