October 16, 2006

I present to you my Time Hog of the Moment:


Unfinished jacket on a mannequin.
(It's missing collar, facing, bottom patch pockets with flaps,
sleeves, cuffs, buttonholes and on and on. Aaaaaahhhhhhhh!)


I constructed and drafted a pattern (flat) for this jean jacket by following a design illustration and am now in the final stages: Assembly. I'll work on a bit tonight (it's due on Thursday) but right now I need to draw and color some fashion figures for my sportswear design project and work up some samples for tomorrow. As Sil says (and she knows what she's talking about) the sweatshop Chez Skinnyrabbit is in full force right now.

In knitting news, I didn't knit a stitch all weekend! So what you see here is basically where I still am with my projects. Sigh. But I'm looking forward to taking about 30 minutes today to just chill in front of the t.v. while knitting on my CeCe Cardi. I'd love to show some serious progress on that one because I want it to be my next finished project.

While I do that, let's chat a bit. Which do you prefer....
Pullovers or cardis?
Lace or cables?
Intarsia or fair isle?
Stripes or variegated yarn?
Hats or socks?
Double points or magic loop?
Colin* or Keanu?

(I added my own preferences in my comments box.)

*Colin earned some serious points with me in the movie What a Girl Wants. There's a scene where he's wearing leather pants and he is a-smokin' in them!

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54 comments to this entry:

Cardis.

I like knitting both lace and cardis but tend to wear lace more.

Intarsia.

Stripes.

Hats.

Double points.

Colin AND Keanu, thankyouverymuch :-)

Er.... That's a tough one... Colin, yes, but also Keanu... well can I choose them both too?

er... hum... what were the other questions???

Cardis or Sleeveless sweaters
Cables and lace
Intarsia
Stripes
Socks or hats
Not sure a magic loop is but sounds fun :)
Neither, Robert DeNiro ;)


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Note by Becky:

Magic Loop reminds me of knitting with two circulars, only you're using one. There is a video on how to do it here:

http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/advanced_techniques/


It's a cool technique (knitting with two circs, too), but my knitting comes out much neater with double points.

The jean jacket is going to be very posh indeed Becky. I'm really liking it so far. For me?

cardis
cables
intarsia
stripes
hats
double points
DEFINITELY A COLIN GIRL!!

Cardis or pullovers: Well, if you are asking which one I like to make more, it's pullovers since my button bands never look the way I want them to.
Lace of cables - I'm entering the age where lace tends to make me look ..ahem..a little elderly, so I'm going with cables.
Fair Isle. Period.
Varigated yarn -- and if you can combine them with another color to do faux fair isle, even better.
Hats. Socks, mittens and gloves tend to end up in the "one done" bin.
double points.
Colin -- got to go with Colin. No one does anguished like he does.

Pullovers. I look frumpy in cardis, though they're easier to wear. No need to pull them over my obnoxiously large head, heh.

Lace

I don't have any experience with color knitting, so I can't tell

Variegated

Hats. I suffer from second sock syndrome like whoa.

Double points all the way. Magic loop is fiddly and ick.

Here's the reason I answered this survey:
COLIN. COLIN. COLIN.

Upon first glance at the jean jacket, I was convinced you were making some kind of 70's slipover dress. And I was amused. A jean jacket is still awesome, though.

Cardis
Lace and cables
None!
Stripes
socks
Double points, so comfy for me
KEANU, mmmmmmmmmmmm

Cardigans - more versatile
Can I have lace and cables?
Fair Isle
Varigated - less likely to make me look like a humbug.
Socks - hats mess up my hair
Double points
Keanu, as long as he keeps his mouth shut (bless him) and shaves

Hey Skinny Rabbit! Love this questionaire!

pullovers
lace
haven't tried either (I know, Bad Knitter Bunny!)
Variegated
Socks
Double Points
Colin- sexy sexy man ;)

For me... cardis, lace, fair isle, variegated, socks, double points and Keanu. :) I realized when I was typing this that I have never knit stripes. Ever. Hmmm, I have to do something about that.

Cardis, cables, fair isle, stripes, socks, double points and Colin. And for all question, there is no doubt in the for me right right answer.

cardigans
lace AND cables (don't make me choose)
Fair Isle
variegated (fewer ends to weave in)
hats
two circs (dpns if I can't have 2 circs)
Cary Grant (sorry Keanu)

cardis and pullovers are tied, can't choose one

cables and lace are pretty close too, but the only thing that gives lace the advantage for me would be that it takes less yarn

fair isle

variegated

socks, I have hair that repells hats

double points

Colin

Pullovers
Cables
Fair Isle
Stripes
Socks
Double points

cardis
cables and lace
no preference
no pref
no pref
Definintely Magic Loop-dpns not good on subway
and

CLIVE OWEN!!!!!! omigod is that man sexy -(colin is not bad, Keanu never did it for me at all)

Love the jacket - the red topstitching is ADORABLE! Don't go crazy with all the work to do...make time for margaritas please.

It might be a time hog, but it looks like it will be a very flattering fit!

Cardis.
Lace, usually as an accent
Intarsia, but only because I haven't done fair isle yet. And only in kid clothes, I prefer my stuff in one color.
Variegated.
Socks.
Double points.
Colin, Keanu just doesn't appeal to me.

Definitely Cardi. (Sweaters are way too hot in my overheated workspace).
Lace: yes. Cables: yes. Just not together.
Fair Isle all the way! (I cannot control the messiness of intarsia).
Stripes.
Socks (so many great patterns out there...).
Magic Loop. Try it once, and you'll never look back!
I agree with Evelyn: Cary Grant. *swoon*
Good luck with the jean jacket!

Cardis
Lace
Fair Isle
Stripes
Socks
Two circs (like dpn's only easier)
Colin (he does bad so good; and he rocked in What a Girl Wants)!!

Cardis, cables, neither, variegated, socks, DPs, and Colin. It looks like you are off to another busy and successful school year.

Cardis, cables, fairisle, stripes, socks, magic loops with both socks/gloves @ once. Keanu or Colin, mmmm, how about Clive Owens, I know he wasn't nominated but can I do a write in???

Cardis - because I am off, on, off, on....
lace

Haven't done either, but I prefer intarsia (Fair Isle looks pretty out of place in Florida)

Love stripes, and I want to knit something in every color of Katia's Jamaica self-striping yarn (it's a Florida thing again)

Definitely hats, don't really get the whole sock knitting thing

Double points

Colin

Cardis, Cables, Intarsia, Stripes (yipes!), Hats, DPNs, and Umm, anyone with an accent?!?

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Note by Becky:

Hear, hear. And I nominate Alan Rickman!

Cardis

Cables (I love a bit of texture...)

Fair Isle (intarsia can be maddening)

Stripes

Hats

Double points

Neither - I'm a Toby Stephens (probably best known as the baddie from 'Die Another Day')fan at the moment closely followed by Damian Lewis.

What's a guy to say?
Pullovers.
Lace.
Fair Isle.
Stripes.
Hats.
Magic loop.
Angelina Jolie. *wipes drool*
XD

cardis
cables, baby! any day!!
fair isle... though i need to practice both
stripes for garments, variegated for socks
socks for me, hats for gifts
magic loop! double points are a health hazard!
i'm seconding the alan rickman nomination

cardis
lace and cables
fair isle
variegated stripes :o)
socks
2 circs

Colin (it's the accent)especially in a variegated striped cabled cardi
with matching socks

Fun, fun, fun. Who can resist an opportunity to write about themselves? Not me!
cardis
Lace
fair isle
Stripes
socks
Double points
Keanu (no contest - unless Johnny Depp is on offer)

I'm so jealous of all the fashion fun you are having, although I'm sure it is hard work too.

Cardigans, how can I choose one? Lace cables? Fair Isle, Stripes, hats, Magic Loop. COLIN!!! Nanny McPhee is one of my new favorites. I have the Pride and Prejudice series to watch. Hey, perfect night, no commintments!

Cardis,
Cables
fair isle
vertical stripes.I don't like the way horazontal stripes make me look and some varigated yarns,
socks
magic loop

Cardigans.
Knitting lace is fun, but I love the look of cables.
Fair Isle--you don't wanna see how ugly my intarsia looks.
Stripes.
Socks.
Magic loop.
Colin. Come on, the British accent wins.
(My write-in is Christian Bale--best Batman ever. Seen Batman Begins yet? You should.)

Cardigans.
Cables.
Eep! (No colorwork in my knitting toolbelt just yet. :))
Variegated
Hats
MAGIC LOOP. Again, MAGIC LOOP!
Keanu

Can't wait to see the finished jean jacket!

My preferences
cardis
cables and lace
not much colourwork so neither
Stripes and variegated
socks and hats
dpns
Definitely a Keanu girl. phwoar!

- I keep making cardigans but I've only finished one so far, so I wear my pullover store-bought things
- either or both! (I'm making a cardi with cables and lace...)
- haven't tried either
- variegated with long color blocks (like Noro)
- hats but I want to make socks
- double points even though they can be evil
- um... Heath Ledger? Colin is a little old for me but I still love Pride and Prejudice

Cardis definately. Cables I love, the lace I am not so good at yet, something always mucks up. Fair isle and intarsia not either are my favourites yet. Stripes I love and variegated yarns too, socks I love to make, and I like making hats for other people, I really do not wear them. dpn's are the only way I make socks, have not tried the magic loop method yet. I love your jacket too, looks like it is coming together great.

These are all definites:
Cardis
Cables
Fair Isle
Stripes
Socks
Double point
Colin... I was also surprisingly impressed with how much I enjoyed What a Girl Wants overall (especially Colin's character!), as I'm not usually much interested in teeny movies. His sadness in Love Actually always makes me swoon, too, especially showing him in France!

cardis
cables
fair isle
both
socks
magic loop
Keanu... and Colin. :-)

cardis
cables
not sure yet, as i haven't tried either
stripes
socks
magic loop
Colin! (he won me over on Pride and Prejudice!)

Cardis--infinitely more layering possibilities
Lace for accessories, cables for clothing
Fair isle--hate weaving in!
variegated yarn--hate weaving in!
socks (hats smush the hair)
Double points or magic loop?--2 circs (thank you Cat Bordhi!)
Colin* or Keanu? Colin, but have you seen Viggo in A Walk on the Moon? ALlo, Alan Rickman

Pullovers or cardis?
Cardis.

Lace or cables?
I like to wear cables more, but it seems that I have knitted more lace.

Intarsia or fair isle?
Fair isle.

Stripes or variegated yarn?
Stripes.

Hats or socks?
Hats. Actually, I prefer to knit hats than socks, but I'd wear socks more than hats.

Double points or magic loop?
DPNs.

Colin* or Keanu?
Colin please thank you.

Heres mine.
Cardi (though pullovers are easier to finish)
Lace
Intarsia (though I've been thinking of trying out fair isle)
Mild varigated yarn
Hats
DPN
Colin. ;)

Can't wait to see what your denim jacket turns out to be. =D

Pullover
Cables, but only if they are small
Neither
Stripes
Socks
DPNs, but I haven't tried other methods yet.
Dave Grohl, but Keanu will do in a pinch ;)

Pullovers
Cables
Intarsia or fair isle? Not sure what that is
variegated yarn?
Hats AND socks
magic loop
Colin(and Johnny)

Colin
pullovers
cables
neither
stripes
socks
magic loop

Colin Firth...mmmm! Yes, that is a very cute scene from What a Girl Wants. Sigh...Colin in leather!

Answers to your Q's:
Cardis
Lace
Intarsia
Variegated yarn
Socks (I like hats, too, but wear socks more frequently.)
2 circs
Colin (oh yum!)

Good luck with your jacket project!

cardis
cables although I have not tried lace yet
fair isle--just finished my first fair isle project
how 'bout stripes with varigated yarn (current project!)
socks
double points please

COLIN!

cardis
cables
fairisle
varigated
hats
dpns
at my age, i'll take either ;)

Pullovers, although I'm currently working on the Ribby Cardi from ChicKnits.
Cables.
None of the above--Norwegian.
Variegated yarn.
Hats.
Double points.
COLIN. The dorky 40-yr-old fight with Hugh Grant in "Bridget Jones II" is comedy gold.

Cardies
Lace
Fair isle
Variegated
Socks
Magic loop
Colin. Le Sigh. LOVE the leather pants seen. Rawr!

Pullovers. But then I do prefer working in the round.

I cannot decide! I love when cables can be worked into celtic knots ( la Elsebeth Lavold; I've worked her charts into some of my other things on many occasions!), but there's just something so terribly romantic about lace that I cannot resist its siren call.

Fair Isle. Hands down. (I can never get intarsia to lock the way it should, twisty stitches or no. I always end up stranding everyting like the Schiaparelli (sp?) bow sweater.)

Variegated. Especially Kureyon.

Socks, since I actually wear them!

Double points, but the short ones!

Colin.

Pullovers or cardis? Cardis, easy to acclimate in an office with, although I like pullovers too.
Lace or cables? Lace
Intarsia or fair isle? I think I prefer fair isle, haven't really done any intarsia
Stripes or variegated yarn? definitely variegated yarn!
Hats or socks? and love those socks, though I enjoy knitting hats
Double points or magic loop? dpns all the way
Colin* or Keanu? Keanu!

Pullovers

Cables

Intarsia

Variegated Yarn

Hats

Double Points

Neither - give me Johnny! Savvy?

Pullovers on me, cardis on everyone else.

lace

Fair Isle

Stripes

socks

double points

Colin

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