January 28, 2004

Vocal Wednesday

I was trying to decide on a title for today’s post, when Shelley Soames, the host of CBC2’s “Take Five”, said “It’s mid-week, so it’s Vocal Wednesday”. Who am I to argue with CBC?
Yesterday I finished the right front of the Reindeer coat: bulkyrfront.jpg

and started the first sleeve: bulkysleeve.jpg

I’m a little worried about the sizing, though. The sleeve is wider at the cuff than the fronts, and even though I went up a size on the two fronts, I’m concerned that there’s no way this coat will be big enough. I’m getting gauge pretty much perfectly, so I’m reserving judgement until everything’s sewn together and the edgings are done, but I’m perturbed. Oh well, if it doesn’t fit me, I’m sure I can find someone who’d like it as a gift. It’s been fun to make, anyway.
Work continues on the grey Lopi sweater, but it’s growing slowly, and grey stocking stich doesn’t make for very interesting pictures.
Last night, just before I went to bed, I saw Kaffe Fassett being interviewed on H&G tv. I’d never seen him in person - he seemed quite pleasant and fun. But you know, while his creations are artistically impressive and attractive, I can’t imagine ever wanting to wear most of the fabrics I’ve seen from him. Not that they wouldn’t look lovely on others, but I just wouldn’t wear them, so I couldn’t face all the work that goes into them. I find I even feel that way about some Fair Isle patterns I’ve seen - they’re absolutely gorgeous, and the work that goes into them is exquisite, but I would never wear something that heavily patterned all over. I think that’s part of the reason I haven’t really ever tried to make one; that, and the price of the kits and the wools that they use!
Alright, off to work. Well, off to the chair and Propertius’ elegies - I don’t have to leave the house today, so it’s all reading for me.

Posted by Aven at January 28, 2004 10:14 AM

You know, I mostly feel the same way about Fassett designs —


Someday I want to make that Star Coat. I’d wear that.

Posted by: Anne at January 28, 2004 10:41 AM