Results: Most of the votes from the previous post were for numbers 1 and 7. Y'all have good taste, you know that? I'm still undecided, but I agree with all of your comments regarding your suggestions and the reasoning behind them. I've got some time, yet, though, since I'm still knitting away at the Flutter Sleeve Cardigan. That moss stitch trim is just taking forever because I can't focus on it for the life of me. I need a really good crack-like T.V. show that will keep me sitting down and knitting away. Suggestions?
Ms. LeSophie pointed out that I was remiss in the last post, as I didn't note the pattern names, designers, or publication sources. What kind of English and Composition teacher am I?! How irresponsible and hypocritical: I fail to cite such information in a public published forum, and then I get after my students for not acknowledging another author's ideas in their papers for my class. Yeesh!
For you knitters out there, numbers 1 and 4 were both from DROPS Design. 1 is pattern 107, 4 is pattern 111.
Number 2 is called Minimissimi, and was designed my Christina Ghirlande. You can download the pattern here.
Number 3 is the Luna Dress, designed by Katie Himmelburg, from the Fall 2007 Interweave Knits. I believe that issue is sold out for forever, but they have many of the patterns available in their pattern store.
Number 5 sprang from the mind of Mary Lynn Patrick, and is called the 1824 Blouson Blouse. It can be found in the Summer 2007 Interweave Knits.
Number 6 is the Roundabout Leaf Tank. It was designed by Norah Gaughan, and can be found in her amazing book, Knitting Nature.
Numbers 7 and 8 were both designed by the prolific Miss. Veronik Avery. Number 7 is called Silver Streak, and can be found in the Fall 2007 Vogue Knitting. Number 8 is called Oblique, and can be found in the Fall 2007 Knitty.
Number 9, I'm ashamed to say, was something I encountered on Etsy and thought, "Oh, man, that thing is cool. I should make that!" I saved the photo without any information as to its origins. If anyone can solve that mystery, let me know.
Phew! All right, now I just have to make up my mind. That's no easy task when there are cool things like these floating around...
Lyric Tree Pullover, StrickenKnits
I need, I mean really need, a little knitted jackalope. I need it because the fact that rabbits with antlers do not exist was part of a discussion of ultimate reality in The Two Truths, one of many sutras that defines reality by explaining what it is not. I wonder what would happen to ultimate reality if I were to actually create a rabbit with antlers. Such power! Of course, Ronald Reagan once played a trick on reporters, telling them the rabbit with antlers that was stuffed and mounted on his wall was a creature he found and killed on his ranch. Did Reagan interrupt ultimate reality? I suppose that depends on who you're talking to.
Also, I really want a sweater with a tree on it. And I want all of those sweaters from the last post, too. Why do you all knit? Do you do it for the finished product, or the process? I, myself, need the knitting equivalent of a nursemaid; an extra set of hands to hand knit all the things I just simply can't find the time to start, let alone finish!
On another note, Issue 2 of Parasol is out. Do you like this pretty? If so, learn how to make it over there! I've also got a wee essay in it about crafting in the 21st century.