Wednesday, September 07, 2005

New Ideas

It didn't look like there was a whole lot of Lurex left on the ball, honestly. But I seriously underestimated the remaining yardage. I made another ornament last night and there is still a lot left. While it may not be enough for a calendar, I might follow Angela's great idea of using them for Christmas cards. Thanks Angela!
Lately I've been noticing some beautiful knits in fashion mags. Here are a few that I had to rip. This jacket is by TSE if I remember correctly:
Those cables are very pretty.It would look wonderful in that Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk dark turquoise shade. But I hear this yarn starts to pill as soon as you start knitting with it.
This Kimono sweater is by Akris:
I'm sorry it's hard to make out, but I picture this with very high moss stitch cuffs and hem, and a dainty lace pattern in between, in Elsebeth Lavold's Silk Wool, which makes a very drapey fabric. That skirt wouldn't be too hard to recreate either and a great opportunity to try some applique.
It's good to get excited again about knits that aren't socks.


Mamie said...

Oh my gosh! I totally took a picture of the cabled sweater too out of Elle or Vogue or something! I love it!

MissLucy said...

I love the cabled jacket. It's fantastic! I imagine it would be quite a challenge to try and recreate it, but not impossible!

Anonymous said...

The Kimono is pretty! You could base it off of Kyoto.

eastern white said...

i love those projects... are you going to make them all? shiny lurex bootie is cute.

Anonymous said...

I love to look at fashion mags for inspiration. Check out for great knits too!

theresa said...

Hi! love your blog. The cabled deep blue cardigan reminds me of a pattern by kathy zimmerman in the classic elite (new for 06) book called Sensations. Thought you might like to check it out...and knit it!!

theresa said...

Correction!! It's book # 9074 Essentials, not sensations. Hope this helps.

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