Saturday, October 28, 2006
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
So, to rectify the problem, I would like to say that the range of sizes in Yarnforward seems good!! The first pattern knits up to actual garment size of 32", 42" and 52", but there are some notes which say that because of the way the lace is constructed and the bias nature of the fabric, it has a lot of stretch and will therefore fit a wide range of sizes.
The second pattern has a huge size range - x-small - 5X (28" - 62") - that should cover most people!!!
Next pattern is socks so not really relevant (although only one size - woman's medium)
Cardi pattern finished sizes from 36" - 47.75" (Wonder if my tension would ever be good enough to end up with an odd 3/4" on a size?)
Men's Cardi garment size 40.5" - 54.5"
shawl pattern - not relevant
Cropped cardi - 32 " - 46"
I am thinking that the range of sizes is dependent on the original designer? I do seem to remember reading somewhere that next issues model is a realistic size 16, so I do think Kerrie has size in mind!!
Hope that helps a bit
Monday, October 23, 2006
I'm defintely going to make the cover pattern - "Ariel" and am thinking of maybe getting some cashmere plied up for it - unless I find something else! (Can't think about it yet, must get on with Christmas knitting!)
All in all, I think Kerrie's done an amazing job, and I'm really looking forward to the next issue out in January!
It's raining today, which is fine! - I managed to walk Spot this morning before the rain started and we had a long, long walk! But why is it that tempers get so frayed in the rain?? I live on a junction, where we have a big set of traffic lights. Now it seems that no-one can possibly wait for another turn of the lights - if their light is green then they are going, no matter if there is no-where for them to go except block everyone else.. . . . . . and then everyone around loses their tempers and sit with their hands on their hooters, not only stressing themselves out, but also everyone around them, including the residents!!!
See all those lovely cars and vans at the top, they are turning right straight into a traffic jam. The lights facing us are about to turn green, and the cars that want to go straight across can't - so they just sit with their hands on their hooters!!!! (Are you getting the idea that I'm fed up with it!) Now we all make mistakes, and I can understand the odd person turning right and not really paying attention to the fact that they aren't goint to be going anywhere. I also know that it is possible that they could end up sitting at their lights all night because we also have the same situation with the cars coming from the right of the picture straight across, (you can't see them, but they're there!!) But this happens every single evening, from around 4:30 to about 6pm, and it drives me nuts!!! - I have contacted the council who say the problem is further up the road to the left (excuse my french, but "No Sh*t, Sherlock !!!") and so there is nothing they can do !!! GRRRRRR!!!
So to ease my nerves and before I hit the beer, here is a beautiful photo taken just above said junction, now why do people not just look up and "breathe" !!!!