Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Thanks to an online coupon from a random visit in the blogosphere, I had a $10 off coupon for, and ordered my wool yarn for the Dulaan Project. I opted for Lion Brand wool in Flower Garden which was a nice mix of blue, green, purple and pink that I though would work up cute.

I started with 6 skeins, so we'll see how far that gets me. (With the coupon, I got the yarn and a size 13 circ for $41. Yea!!!)

According to UPS, it was delivered today, so I should have a new project when I get home BUT they also say they left it on the front door in Aliso Viejo, which is most definitely NOT where I live. Hmmm ... gnawing on fingernails ... better call.

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Yes! Have confirmed package arrival with DS. Hurray!!

Monday, April 10, 2006

Vogue Knitting, Part II

So many patterns, so little time.

First, must participate in the Dulaan Project
Knitting to Warm Mongolia

I think I will use this pattern:

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the Double Thick, Super Warm Dulaan Hat Pattern from Now Norma Knits, but I would like to do a sweater as well - I just have to find one I like and can commit to. In the interests of warming as many as possible, I think I should find one that is sturdy and easy to do.

(For those of you who are interested in the Dulaan Project, find more information here. Click on the flyer in the upper left hand corner.

From the magazine:

#1 Ruffle edge sheath (post weight loss)
#2 Lace Suit (jacket only)
#8 (also on cover)A-Line Skirt
#14 Lace V-Neck Pullover (easily my favorite thing in the whole magazine)

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#16 Hooded jacket
#25 Striped vest (really just one more in my ever growing collection of tank tops to be knit)

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Also must catch Stitchcraft, on the Oxygen Network, when it airs again.

Finally, cute advertised patterns from:

  • Needful Yarns
  • Tahki Stacy Charles
  • Tiboodoo's
  • Lily Chen
  • Gedfrida (Design 861 - soooo CUTE!)

Vogue Knitting

Whew - what a relief.

I subscribed to VK through one of those "try us for free" offers and was really disappointed when the first issue arrived (last months) and there was only one thing in the magazine that I could seriously see myself investing time and money into making. (The brilliant mock turtleneck/v-neck upsidedown-able sweater.) I flipped through it over the weekend with the pack of post-its and found about 6 things - in ads - that looked good, but nothing editorially except that one sweater.

The latest issue has been sitting in my In Box for days, maybe even weeks, because I was not super enthused after the first issue. I finally whipped it out last night as I cued up the latest ep of Big Love (<3 on demand TV! BTW, how f'd up is Nicki?!?!) and I was so excited - there mag is full of post-its now. At least 5 or 6 things I'd like to make, including the great skirt on the cover. Full review to follow....