This is going to be a fairly busy blog post. 1st of all a photo of the surprise blogtoberfest package I won
The Crafty Librarian was the blog I won this from.
Next thing is Fratello is finally finished! George likes it and so do I. The cable doesn't show well in photo's but it looks fine in real life. I did make one adjustment to the pattern, I added some 2x2 rib to the bottom of the sleeve so it won't curl up
In other news the kittens are gorgeous and growing and wanting out!
Interweave Knits Winter 2010
Yes, it's that time again. It arrived earlier in the week and now I'm going to go through and say what I think of each pattern and what changes need to be made to make them nicer.
This isn't one of their best efforts, if I'd seen it in the shop I probably wouldn't have bought it, but having a sub, I do have it.
The Charvet Pullover:
This has potential, I'm not sure if it's a round neck or V, but it's not too wide. I think the shoulders are a little too wide on the model they've chosen and I'd lengthen the sleeves and body. I probably won't knit it even with those ammendments though, it just doesn't have enough 'wow' factor for me.
Zoe Scheffy's Latvian Braid Mitts:
These I like very much, enough texture to be interesting and with a touch of colour. Might put these in the queue.
Not really my thing, can't see DH in it, though in black, charcoal and grey he might consider it, there are more suitable patterns out there for him though. Neckline is a little wide.
Flowering Plum Pullover:
Don't like this much at all, doesn't fit very well under the arms. I think it might work better in a more subtle colour selection. The purple and white is a little too stark.
Fairly basic looking, but with being bias I'd expect a little more drape, maybe the gauge is a little tight. I think if it draped more it would be very pretty.
Looks more like a beret to me, but that's just semantics. It is a nice hat once again in different colours, maybe navy instead of white. I would knit it.
I really like this wee hat, it's feminine, classic and sweet all at the same time, this I would knit. Nicely fitted and should be easy to knit. Would look good on a guy too I suspect.
There is potential here, but it needs to be longer, just too short for me.
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