Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Always inspiring, always expensive

The always inspiring and always expensive Anthropolgie has stuff I want to knit. This time, I wanted to own/alter their Daisy Day Vest. Except I don't want the black and white speckles, and I think I could do without the huge daisy on the right bust, which I'd imagine only accentuates already-large things. Put 'er on the list!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Casey's Coat = Bad Friend

I am a bad friend.

Two years ago, I was the maid of honor in my friend Brittany's wedding. When Brittany settled into her new married digs in Minnesota, she got a new dog named Turtle. I promised that I would make Turtle a doggie sweater before the winter so she didn't freeze in Minnesota. I moved to New York, started grad school, and completely abandoned the sweater.

Now, I am a new person. I graduated from school and have resurrected the pattern from the Stitch n' Bitch Nation book. I e-mailed Brittany, told her I was getting started on the sweater, and knitted about 20 rows. I just noticed that I messed up the stripe sequence pattern, so I'm backing it up a bit. But hopefully this year, Turtle will have a sweater in time for winter (even though Turtle now resides back in Kentucky where winters aren't nearly as harsh).