Wednesday 9 September 2009

I'm one subborn MoFo

I'm a really stubborn person. Maybe it's the Irish in me, I don't know, but I won't let anything beat me. Especially not this knitting project. I'm going to finish this by God, and I would prefer to have this finished in the next week or two so I can get back to something nice for me before the holidays. Speaking of holidays, time is getting on so I need to pick my airplane sock project. Any ideas?
Progress so far:

I've finished the star chart and am on to the second last chart, the emblem.
Here's an idea of the size of it so far, compared to Alice (who is tall for her age)

It's looking good, no? Of course once I finish the knitting I then have to figure out how to sew on the backing.
We've started watching the West Wing again from the beginning (Rob Lowe as Sam Seaborn, sigh) so I'm feeling suitably American-ly patriotic whilst knitting this.
I've had an awful cold recently too (no, not Swine Flu) so it has been very comforting to have this on my lap.

I got what I presume is the Fall issue of Vogue Knitting in the post today.

I don't know what is up with the Designer Knitting title, why not just call it Vogue? Anyway, I've only just got it and haven't read the articles yet, just flicked through the patterns.
Two catch my eye so far:

I like this, but don't know how wearable this would be for me. Methinks a tad bulky, but I love the stitches in it, especially the cabled band.

This one I love.

I think it looks fab on the model, but she has no boobage. I think the place where the cables stop and the yoke begins would make mine look even bigger (if poss) so if I were to make this I would have to make the cables stop lower or higher. If I ever get round to it! I do love it though, I love cables, and I reckon this could easily enough be converted to in the round á la EZ's EPS. Hmmm...


knitting it up said...

The afghan looks amazing! Are you knitting it in bulky? I really hope it's not DK!!

craft-chick said...

It looks great! You can do it! I know exactly how you feel the Botanica Medallion Cardi is taking soooo long! Oh, and glad to learn MoFo has a place overseas too ;)

Alrischa said...

Wow... I didn't realize it was quite that huge! You're a tenacious little thing, aren't you?!

Those 'vogue' tops both look good on the models, though I'm not sure I could look good in either one. lol.

I like Yarn Harlot's latest socks. I'm going to have to find the pattern, but it looks simple enough for plane knitting.

Tara said...

Yup, that's the Fall Vogue Knitting alright. How odd that they change the name! Hey! Did you know there's a kite festival coming up in Dublin? Hubby wanted me to tell you :)

Bionic Laura said...

Wow that afghan is coming along really well! It's looking great. I'm amazed you're getting it done so fast. hats off.

WorstedKnitt said...

Oh my that afgan is really impressive! Good luck, I know you can do it!

Averil said...

I´m just back from holidays and catching up on all your news - my you have been busy! you are just flying through that Afghan, I´m glad it´ll go to a good home.

And great news re your parents and the home help.

Off to tackle the cleaning after being away for a month.. I think I´ll spend the next month just washing clothes!

Glad to see you´re in good form and knitting away furiously!

kelgell said...

My! Nice work on the liberty. It's looking great.
I hate it too when you see some style you really love and looks awesome on the model but you just know it won't work on your own body. Sigh.