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Tuesday, July 27, 2010


I love those Vogues, and I'm sorry the Vogue Knitting magazine gave up the international subscriptions a while ago. I was a subscriber and now the only way of getting these magazines is to buy them on eBay, sigh.
My favorite: the second sweater (with the three-quarter cabled sleeves), the sleeve detail has blown me away!

Thank you MLWeaving!  You know, the more I think about it, for various reasons, the sock-yarn sweater is the one most likely to be knit in the near future.  But then I am not very good at predicting the future right now.

Oh Thank you Mater!

Now that you mention it,  the bulky sweaters arent that practical as the season where I can wear them in lieu of a coat is short, and there are too many months of coat weather to make them practical.  Should we move south however they may be perfect, but that is a decision which is complicated and which I am not ready to make. It certainly doesnt hurt me to catalog the patterns though in case they ever become more practical.  I dont think bulky yarn is going to disappear from the face of the earth in the immediate future.

Thanks! I too love being privy to your inner conversation. I love the number knit w sock yarn. My guess is it's knit on 3.5 mm needles.

I loved reading this, watching you talk yourself in and out of the different pieces. I liked the Lutz & Patmos sweaters but have similar reservations to yours -- added to which: given the bulkiness, these can't be worn under coats, so must be worn "as" coats/outerwear -- and given that it rains so much here, I'd have to have a very big umbrella to kep all that wool dry!

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