Sunday, February 18, 2007

Fabulously Funky Fashion!

From Benjamin Cho's Fall 2007 Collection.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Yee Haw! She's Back

My Clara Barton Cabled Scarf is back!
My daughter found it in her suitcase in her closet.
When asked where she was taking it, she replied "I thought it wanted to go to Disneyland!"
I couldn't get upset at her, because I thought it was great that she had planned an adventure for it. Her response could have been, "Oh I put in it the trash bin because it wanted to take a trip to the landfill." Whew! We found it in time to wear for at least a couple more weeks! As Jessie would say: "Yee Haw!!!"

Saturday, February 10, 2007


Pattern: Cabo Hoodie by Wendy of Knit and Tonic
Yarn: malabrigo 1309.1
Color: Fucsia 93

I'm not much for diving head first into a single project, but when I saw this pattern, found the yarn, and gathered the needles all within 24-hour period, I knew I really wanted to make it! As I reviewed the pattern the words "TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE" jumped out at me. I'm not one for swatching either but I thought, just in case...
I knit a swatch, my gauge was spot on so it began. I measured the swatch, I measured the girl, and I couldn't believe how fast the pattern went. As I got further along on the hoodie, I looked at the girl, I looked at what I had in my hand, something seemed off. So I put the hoodie on waste yarn and tried it on her. OH THE HORROR! THIS CAN'T HAPPEN, I KNIT A SWATCH AND EVERYTHING!!
Don't get me wrong it fit, but she would get about two months use out of it and then what?
My husband said, "just think of it as the largest swatch ever." So I'm moving up to the next size and will hopefully have better luck. F*$@#N SWATCHES! Who needs em!