Tuesday, July 15, 2008
25 years of Vogue
I found this in the library and have spent many hours happily dipping in and out of its pages. I was disappointed at first that there weren't any patterns in it, but then the articles were so interesting and I learnt a few things. I should have read the article on gauge before I made Ophelia, hehehe. I really enjoyed the articles on The History of Knitting and Nasty Knitters, A literary mix of knitting and mayhem. by Margaret Bruzelius. Well worth a browse if you come across it.
I wanted to read this a while ago but it was never in the library and then other books jumped in the queue. I was quite shocked to read that the author had died aged only 34 shortly before it was published. She died from complications following surgery. From what I've read she was a very unique person.
Knitting update for those who might think this is a knitting and reading blog. I have enjoyed being at home for some of the school holidays but I don't really get much knitting done.
I have just the hood and borders to finish on the baby sleeping bag and the capped sleeves on Eldest daughter's T-shirt from the Knit1 magazine eco edition. She's loving how it looks, but I can only see the imperfections that are caused by using bamboo and cotton. The yarn feels soft and yet is very keen to split and tension is a pain. I have to knit continental or it looks twisted, and then in places it is very loose. Hopefully once it's washed and blocked it will look better and as I'm more of a process knitter I don't really mind if the final piece isn't worn all that often.I am almost up to the armholes on Ophelia. It was very quick to knit a second time and I enjoyed it just as much as the first time round.
Thanks for all the suggestions for my fabric. I am going to attempt the crochet roll but need a day when the youngest is out so I can focus. If I try while she's home no doubt it will end up as a session for her and I will end up with an item that more closely resembles a dog's dinner. I also plan to have a dummy run with some fabric that is only headed for the bin anyway. That way if I muck it up I will learn from my mistakes but I won't have wasted my material.
I also plan to have a go at a book cover, but slowly does it.