chickadee cowl, in the luscious Misti Alpaca Bulky. My brother got an identical one last year for Christmas in a beautiful slate color. My stepmom got one in cashmere. I wear mine constantly, indoors and out.
And, alas, still no zipper in Vivian, as you can see. Ah well...
I've chosen and purchased my next pattern. Its from Fibershed, an awesome project in my area. I love using local wool when I can. We'll see what I can find for this garment.
Now that I'm proficient in Continental style knitting, the repetitive knit stitch delights me to no end. And this simple sweater is pure stockinette! In American style knitting, I find the knit stitch laborious and unbearable to repeat for an entire garment. Or even a hat for that matter. This must explain my preference for the intricate patternings of lace and cables thus far in my wild knitting escapades. But has my era of stockinette and garter stitch just arrived..?
We shall see!
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Which brings me to the original title of this post... I have searched far and wide (or at least all of the fabric stores within a reasonable radius from my house) and the zipper selection has been severely lacking. I may have to make a special trip into San Francisco for this elusive 20" brown separating zipper.
In other knitting news, I can't show you any of the projects I'm working on now because they are to be gifted! Its not my style to have more than one or two projects going at once, and its honestly a little overwhelming. And my
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Better pictures are forthcoming, but I wanted to post something!
I love it! I love it!