Saturday, June 21, 2008

everyone else is doing it ....

why can't i ?! well, i can. the bigger question is, will i stay the course ?

i can, but will i ?

this is part of the unsettled feeling in my knitting. i have been searching for some time, for the *perfect* summer cardigan. i have seen several that i like, but there's always something about it that doesn't jive (ie: size options, too busy, too plain, etc).

the ones i like, but not "enough"? well ...

... the first is IK's spring '08 hexacomb cardigan. it's simply cute. but, i am in between sizes. and i'm not sure i like all its elements. i would do it in one color though.

... secondly, this free pattern from lion brand for the top down cropped raglan sweater. i have seen some good, and bad, versions of this, but, it has potential.

... another one i like? ... nashua's cropped lace cardigan (seen here made and modeled by the lovely zarah.

... oh! and speaking of lace, let's not forget this beautiful katherine hepburn cardigan from IK's _lace style_.

so, i am perusing my barbara walker books, taking notes from ann budd, sippin' beer, hanging with stuart, and dreaming of what i can create.


Nettie said...

I can't wait to see what you come up with. That "let me give a try" attitude yields some great stuff!

f. pea said...

you can do it!! you'll be amazed.

painter girl said...

I can't wait to see what you create my magical friend. I have been waiting for this day a long time!