July 20, 2007
One of the insignificant woes of empty-nesthood is the relative lack of readily available photographers. These days I either need to be up and dressed at the crack of dawn -- the nona-hubby is an early raiser -- or still be put together by the end of the day. I wonder what my young neighbor would think if I started showing up at her door step, digital camera in hand, clothed in a partially knit sweater, requesting a few shots?
This morning I rose early -- just for you -- to get this photo of my completed Josephine Top. I absolutely love it and will wear it often!
|Started:||May 22, 2007|
|Finished:||July 11, 2007|
|Pattern:||Josephine Top designed by Deborah Newton. Published in the Summer 2007 issue of Interweave Knits|
|Yarn:||Rowan's Cotton Glace
|Modifications:||None! Since Deborah Newton is such an excellent designer with an eye for details I decided to knit the top without any modifications. For me, I could have added 1 more inch to the upper body as the top's tie doesn't quite make it up and over the ladies. But alas, the ladies are so diminutive only I will notice this fashion mis-hap.
June 20, 2007
Hurtling Down the I-5
By the time you read this I should be hurtling down the I-5 transporting nona-son-the-younger to his USC freshman orientation. While he orients, I plan to eat a fabulous egg sandwich in Venice Beach, visit Wildfiber in Santa Monica, and make a significant dent in the front of my Josephine Top. I do so love a road trip.
Josephine's back is completed and I'm very satisfied with the results. I absolutely love the contrast of the visually complex lace on the bottom against the sparse textured pattern on the top. I casted on the front this morning at the car wash -- my car was so filthy they had to send it threw not once, not twice, but three times -- and am already through the first repeat.
May 29, 2007
Always Enough Time
I've been heads down -- positively heads down I say -- working to finish my Sideways Socks and to write up the pattern. But when you have a project like the Josephine Top, there's always enough time for a few more rows.
The lace pattern is easily memorized and although the knitting is a little slow -- lots of knit, then purl, then knit with the yarn going back then forward then back -- it's addictive and enjoyable. I've finished 2 full pattern repeats and am about ready to start a little waist shaping.
May 22, 2007
The weather has taken a turn for the gorgeous and I've been thinking too much. In response to this bout of Spring Fever, I feel the need to knit something lacy, something frilly, something feminine. Lacy, frilly, and feminine for a sporty gal like myself equates to the Josephine Top designed by Deborah Newton for the Summer 2007 issue of Interweave Knits. Don't worry, scholarly reader, I'm still thinking.
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