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Sunday, August 03, 2008

Dream a Little Dream With Me...and Rowan!

I forgot to mention when I last posted that this came in the mail on Friday:
The 30th Anniversary Issue of Rowan Magazine.

I'm especially excited about Knitting Goes Large by Sharon Brant, which is reviewed in this issue...as well as the article on British Sheep Breeds. But the patterns? Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...the patterns?

I'm swept away...I want to make so many of the sweaters in this book (yes, I know I've yet to make a sweater, thank you for reminding me...it will happen, I think, eventually! It's more than likely with THIS book!)

I want to make:
Hayworth
Dietrich
Bergman
Fontaine
Jewel Square
Bruegel
Florentino
Plain Cellini
Plain Raphael

But the piece de resistence? The one that will quite possibly do me in, while reminding me over and over again that I swore to myself I'd never knit intarsia, had not a whit of interest in such a thing? I'll eat my words, I'm sure! Well...

I simply have to make:

Bottecelli.

It had to have roses on it, didn't it?
(sigh)
Now if only I could make my hair that wondrous pre-Raphaelite pale auburn (Titian, wasn't that the color name?) full of ripples...?
(ok...and the body, too, can I put in an order for that? and to knock at least 30 years off my face?)

Ok...I said, dream with me, now didn't I?
*wink*

10 Comments:

Blogger Bonnie said...

Go head a dream--it's fun!

I will look at the new Rowan next time I'm at my LYS. What I've seen online looks beautiful.

7:18 AM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Oooo... that's really pretty. I can see why that caught your eye.

10:32 AM  
Blogger Plain Jane said...

Intarsia isn't nearly as difficult as it looks. The biggest problem is all those yarn ends to weave in. I usually use bobbins for the different colors of yarn to keep the strands from tangling.

11:14 AM  
Blogger SandraTee said...

Wow - just the names of those sweaters are gorgeous!

3:05 PM  
Blogger Tan said...

Isn't that just the most gorgeous book ever? Or at least as gorgeous as Yorkshire Fable. I went ahead and ordered the yarn for that roses sweater from the LYS where I used to work. I don't care if I can't fit in it. It's an art work.

Anyway, I am going to knit the Susie Hoodie first. I will fit in that.

7:22 PM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

If you manage to order that titian hair, let me know! I've been wanting some my whole life :) Those sweaters are gorgeous -- what I'm dying to know is which one you've got as number one on the list.

9:00 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Beautiful dreams! I think the sweater is a definite possibility, and you could even do the hair color. As for the long rippling curls--I think she has 2-3 people making it look like that for her. She probably can't make it look that good herself.

11:30 PM  
Blogger Birdsong said...

Now you have me wishing for a way to snag a copy... course, I could order it online. Lovely, lovely stuff... we are both such romantics.

1:07 AM  
Blogger Knitcrazy said...

O O O..... That sure is Pretty!!!!

4:26 PM  
Blogger cate said...

Sallee, would you please
please
please
please


bring that book to knit night so I can moon over it? Waiting, ever so patiently.... catie

1:40 PM  

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