Thursday, July 13, 2006

Hello from the rather absent Mod...

I just wanted to stop by to say hello. I know I haven't been commenting much, and I've been a bit slow in sending out some of the invites, but I've been trying to keep up with the posts. The first few month or so of summer was very hectic for me, but hopefully things will be getting better.

I'm not sure if this has been posted here, but I thought I'd share this interview with Norah Gaughan which I recently found.

Also, I wanted to let people know that there will be two Norah Gaughan patterns in the Fall 2006 issue of Interweave Knits. The patterns are the Supernova Pullover, which looks a lot like the Swirled Pentagon Pullover, and the Target Wave Mittens, which is included in the book. People should feel free to post about these patterns too (as well as any other pattern of hers).


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As for my own knitting, just like nearly everyone else, I'm working on the Roundabout Leaf Tank. But, unlike everybody else, I haven't made much progress. I just recently joined the strip for the first time and I'm considering doing some shaping on the sides. I've got a relatively small waist for my size (that's the nice way of saying that I've got big hips), so I'd like to do something to draw it in a bit around the waist.

To accomplish this I'm thinking about adding a few short rows on some of the strips near the sides (the area that would be the seams on a standard garment construction). I'm thinking of adding some near the bottom on the second strip, then near the top on the higher up strips (to increase again for the bust). I'm not sure if I'm explaining this properly, but I'm hoping it will work. I'll certainly be putting in a lifeline before so that I can easily rip back if need be.

1 Comments:

At 2:25 PM, Blogger Amy said...

yeesh, good luck with the short rows. My brain isn't working lately--it took me forever to figure out where to start decreasing. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

 

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