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October 19, 2005



I also got that book and I agree that the previous one is "better". This one seemed like she really tried too hard. But still it's useful as a creativity sparker.

I can't see a zipper in that new cardie. Zippers are too industrial feeling for such a lacy, feminine sweater. Some nice crocheted loops and some elegant buttons seem more suitable to me.


Bron, the stitch ball trim would look cute on a little girl's poncho or a cardi. But only on a little girl!

Now I have another book to add to must get list. And I love your new book that I have in my hot little hands.


Larry stole my thunder on the Weekend Wonder. I agree a zipper doesn't seem to "fit" the style of the sweater. Even without the hood, it's a sweet little number.

Those pompoms are kinda scary...


My friend brought her copy of Knitting Over the Edge to our knit group a few weeks back, and we all perused it.

There was one design in there that I found so disturbing that I stuck post-it notes over it, so I didn't have to look at it. I couldn't quite put my finger on what was wrong, though... just that it was really, really creepy to me.

Then one of the other ladies in the group pointed out the problem. It looked like boy bits... all of them. No wonder I felt such an aversion... that's just not something I'd want on anything I knitted... especially something to wear.

But yes... there's still quite a few interesting and useful ideas, so I do want the book... I'll just make sure I have my own post-its handy.


Bron, i would just leave the hood AND the zipper off, it is beautiful just as it is! Maybe a clasp like the one the designer used on "sitcom chic" to hold the two edges together?


Larry & Marie - Fear not - I've decided to bypass the zipper in favor of buttons. Zippered lace is a bit of an oxymoron.

Mia! You're killin' me! I'm glad that book is as good as I thought it would be. Now hurry up & send it! :::Grin:::

Leisel - I know EXACTLY which picture you're talking about. I'm not a prude, but the likeness was just so creepily obvious. I skip that page too. ;)

Cec - I was tempted to leave off the hood, but the neckline is a little funky as is - not really big enough with no shaping - so I think the hood will be a necessity to make it look right. But I'm torn between just one button or if I need to go up to 4 or 5.


I don't know why I'm scared of edgings, but I am.

Your sweater looks great. Looking forward to seeing it with the hood. I agree, a zipper may look too heavy with a lacy pattern.


That is such a great book. When we first got it in the store, I sat looking through it for over an hour... The Weekend Wonder looks gorgeous!

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