Monday, April 14, 2008

On the eve of Week 4

Current mood
Less miserable than last week, possibly even approaching cautious optimism.

Latest obsession
The Butterscotch Cardigan from the current issue of Interweave Crochet. That's right -- I said Interweave Crochet.* It's just an awesome looking cardi, and I love that it's made with thin yarn. For me, eight skeins of LL Shepherd Sock is a pretty pricey purchase, but I'm going to treat myself once I finish writing. (The laceweight purchases were to ease the pain of the process; the Shepherd Sock will be the reward. Totally different!)

Recent discovery
The pattern for the Ernie Sweater is reproduced in this month's Bust magazine -- cheaper than buying the book if you just want a simple raglan sweater pattern.

* I know, I know -- you just read it for the articles...

12 comments:

Bertha said...

When I saw you queue that cardigan pattern on Ravelry, I immediately clicked over to queue it myself, only to be dismayed that it was crochet! I don't know how to crochet! I was surprised, I don't usually like full crocheted garments, but this is super cute! Might even be worth learning to crochet for!

Chris said...

Still giggling about your * comment. :)

whistlepeaknits said...

I read somewhere recently that the Butterscotch Cardigan is a little too close to I believe a Pam Allen knitted cardigan from a little while back. I'll have to try to remember where I saw that.

whistlepeaknits said...

Here it is:
http://www.rose-kim.com/rose-kimknits/2008/03/not-flattering-not-sincere.html

Seanna Lea said...

I love the new crochet garments, but I am just not sure that I am a good enough crocheter to pull them off. Funny, because I started with crochet ages ago and I bought crochet books first (umm, a really long time ago). I usually turn to crochet when I want to make something up out of my head.

Veronique said...

A cardi knit with sock yarn sounds tedious, but crochet is perfect for it! Especially Lorna's... Good idea :)
Keep up the optimism!

Michelle said...

Sly. Thanks.

I like that cardigan too, except I'm not crazy about the way the seams on the sleeves create all those Vs. I should figure out a way to not have to seam the sleeves. To me the sweater is the crochet version of Bonne Marie's Ariann!

Jodi said...

Go, Allison, go! You're almost done. Then you can knit & crochet your heart out for a little while.

diandra said...

i'm currently busting through my last chapter of content (MA thesis) and want to cry, rip my hair out, eat ice cream, watch gilmore girls, and sleep. anything but finishing this! it's even on knitting! bah!

Stacey said...

cute sweater! funny, i never really seem to like crochet sweaters, but that one is really nice! you are so close. the reward will be great!

katie said...

Hi, I'm Katie. I lurk your blog. :-) Good luck finishing those comp questions!!
The cardi is cute (very defined for a crocheted garment!) but I'm not so sure about the waist tie. Your blog is awesome, i hope to non-lurk for a long time. I have a livejournal - BlindAurora, if you ever want to visit. :-)

Anonymous said...

I like the butterscotch cardigan, but I am sure your's I will love. I don't like the color they did it in, but that's why it;s called butterscotch right?

I look at Bust for the pictures....

beth (big geek)