24 Jun

I’ve spent the past several days cutting paper for various wedding related crafts.  Things are shaping up nicely – today my friend who is playing the piano and I met for brunch and planned the music!  There are also changes going on at work, which I can’t really talk about yet, but there has been lots going on.

One of the consequences of business (for me at least) is an increase in the amount of insomnia I have.  Don’t worry, I don’t mind… I’ve been this way my whole life, and it does give me time to get lots of things done!  One of those things is a completed Josephine front.

I actually had to do one of those straps twice, because I forgot that I had added an extra inch in length to the back.  I’m pretty fast with 4-ply yarn in stockinette (or nearly stockinette, such as the texture pattern above) but not as fast in lace.  Even so, I’ve really enjoyed working with the small gauge, and I love the fabric it has produced!  The piece above is now dry, so tonight I will seam and get to work on the sleeves and edgings.

I’ve also been thumbing through some back issues of Interweave publications that I recently bought (I love ebay!) I’ve found some nice looking projects to consider… in fact, I may make Camisa (the blue short sleeved sweater with the basketweave waist) pretty soon.


From top left: Fiery Bolero, Vintage Pink Cardigan, Camisa, Molly Ringwald, Tulips, Josephine, Juanita, hemp necklace, pullover flair, ruffle scarf, Weekend pullover.

I could make any number of these sweaters from stash yarn – in fact, I’ve already earmarked yarn for camisa, the bolero, tulips, and the vintage pink cardigan. I found a surprising number of lovely things from old issues of Interweave Crochet, which is surprising considering that I passed those same issues over on the newsstand.  I think my tastes have changed (for the better I hope!)

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9 Responses to “sorry!”

  1. Floderten June 25, 2007 at 5:05 am #

    I’ve been wanting to buy some of the old IK issues.. Well, some of the most recent, like the Fall and Winter issues from last year in particular.. The Weekend Pullover, which issue is that from?

    And Josephine is looking good. :) Can’t wait to see it done!

  2. Adrienne June 25, 2007 at 5:18 am #

    This is one of the most beautiful Josephines I have seen!! Looks wonderful!

  3. Lynne June 25, 2007 at 7:40 am #

    I have just started my Josephine and i am really enjoying it. Could you tell me which issue the pink sweater is in on the photos on your blog. She is the girld holding the hand mirror sitting outside.

    Thanks so much

  4. Emily June 25, 2007 at 8:02 am #

    Wow, Josephine is looking great! It looks like it will be very lightwieght, which is good considering it’s a summer top. I just might have to put it on my list.
    Hey, which issue is the Juanita top from? So cute, I want to make it! It almost looks crocheted.

  5. raquel June 25, 2007 at 10:21 am #

    Beautiful Josephine!!!! Napoleon would love it!
    Have a question: where did you get you Yarn Karabella Vintage Cotton?
    I can’t wait to see your Josephine finished !

  6. pamelawynne June 25, 2007 at 12:02 pm #

    Gorgeous Josephine! I love Camisa, and a bunch of the other new patterns too. :)

  7. Octopus Knits June 25, 2007 at 1:32 pm #

    Your Josephine is gorgeous! A lot of those are also on my “too knit” list.

  8. Heather June 25, 2007 at 4:37 pm #

    Josephine is going to be truly amazing…

  9. gloriana June 28, 2007 at 7:20 pm #

    I love your choices for future projects. If you wouldn’t mind, could you tell me which issues of IK the Camisa and Molly Ringwald sweaters are in? Thanks! :)

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