Things That Make Me Giddy
- Buying new yarn.
Farmhouse Yarns, Fannie's Fingering, Colorway: Harvest
Purchased at Purl Soho
Farmhouse Yarns, Fannie's Fingering, Colorway: Old Roses
Also purchased at Purl Soho
2. Finding fabulous fabric for a new bag.
Just look at that pig, that rabbit, that beetle, THOSE SKULLS! Love.
Both pieces from Purl Patchwork, of course.
3. Finishing a project more than a year in the making.
Pattern: New Math Cardi, my own design using a formula I thought up to customize the sleeve and bust measurements. Those of you who have been reading this blog for a long time and also posses exceptional memories, will remember that I started this last winter.
I am one of those girls whose measurements aren't "typical". I am also a HUGE fan of top down sweaters, but the percentage method doesn't always work for me. The idea behind this sweater is to separate these two numbers in the calculations. Small chest, largish, peasant girl arms? Customize it! Large bust, willowy arms? Customize it! Buff, athletic body? Customize it! Here's where I need some help. I am one of the peasant girl types and I only know that the formula works well for me. I'd love to have a few willing knitters, with various body types try out my formula and see if things work out as well for them as they have for me. It would be great to have some guys/people making sweaters for guys too. The details of the sweater are up to you; cardigan, pullover, cropped, longish, neckline variations, body shaping, just like your typical topdown anything goes. The formula involves simple algebra and I will write the instructions to walk you through the numbers. If you are interested, send an e-mail to throughtheloops at gmail dot com. Please put NEW MATH CARDI in the subject line. Thanks.