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Sunday, July 23, 2006

On FOs and fashion...

Ok, so it's lonely at the moment, but here's the first of many pairs of cabled footies from One Skein. They are speedy and not too thought intensive - cast on during Lost on Tuesday, turned heel at SnB on Wednesday, finished up on train on Thursday morning - but me being me, I have managed to misplace 2 cable needles in 2 days. I am very annoyed about this and although I tried to soldier on with a more slender cable needle, I ended up botching the first few rows of Footie 2 and frogging.

To Ebay, where I have ordered a chunkier replacement that should be here by mid week.

In the meantime, my love of cables was only perpetuated when I spotted this beauty in the latest issue of Vogue...


Mmmm... cabled wool cape. Yummy. But £425? And £595 for a longer version? Sorry Stella, I ain't biting. Not after I bought a load of soft grey merino aran in the John Lewis sale and I have a new cable needle on the way! The cape seems a very simple beast - I daren't go into a shop and start pooking about at one but I think this is how they go...
I am sure this can be done. Now I just have to wait for that cable needle...


Kelly [ 6:16 PM ]
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3 Comments:

heh heh - it's outrageous the amount charged for designer knits! I can see a new job role there as you are a speedy knitter!

By Anonymous lucy, at 8:13 AM, July 24, 2006  

What a yummy cape! If you come up with a pattern (I'm a pattern-bound newbie), I'd be really interested. I'm still hankering after one of those eternity shawls you flagged up a while back too!!!

Well done on Rogue by the way. It looks fabulous!

By Blogger cfknits, at 1:21 PM, July 24, 2006  

Don't you love being able to look at stuff like that and say, "Whatever, I can totally make it?"

I have a crush on your blog. Your Rouge is awesome :)

By Anonymous Kim, at 4:09 PM, July 24, 2006  

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