In an effort to not jinx any progress on Angora Blue cardie, let’s talk about something else. It may be a tad late not to jinx the cardie as I ripped the whole thing out again this a.m. due to gauge issues. I wanted tight, but I was asking too much from angora fibers. Gauge problem is solved, but we’re back to the beginning. It does go quickly, so it’s not the trauma it could be.
Okay, onto the distraction. New pattern book alert! My beloved Phildar has a new magazine out. It’s called Special 20 (French only – no translation) and seems to be marketed as a collection for the 16 to 20 year olds, or some such thing. Nice ageist marketing France. That’s probably a whole other post. I can’t really figure out what’s so different about this collection from their other stuff to make it "youth oriented", so don’t be put off by their stupid marketing ploy.
I did find a lovely sweater that I MUST MAKE! It’s named in the coquettish Phildar style as No. 4A – Pull Phil Lin Seigle. That’s catchy ain’t it. I’ve got some pretty copper cotton blend yarn in the stash that will hopefully work with this little number. I’ll know when I get the pattern book from the wonderful folks at Knit N Tyme (Hurry mail persons! Click here for the link to where I bought mine.) I’ll check out the pattern when it arrives and rejigger it suit my yarn and probably rewrite it too, as I don’t speak the French and change the sleeves to 3/4. I’m into the 3/4 sleeves right now.
Watcha think, does this project looked jinxed?