August 16, 2006

Sleeve 1, and Sleeve 2.

"Dude! You've got, like, a sleeve cap already. Rock!"
Says Sleeve 2 to Sleeve 1.

Wanna know what I've been knitting in the evening? Well, you're looking at it. Sleeve 2 of Captain Destructo's Linen Jacket. I watched Mona Lisa Smile for the first time while knitting Sleeve 2 and the only thing I could think was, "Good thing I have some knitting to entertain me." Having the girls in the film shout "Carpe Diem!" and seeing Kirsten Dunst's hateful character climb on a desk while crying out, "Oh Captain, my Captain!" may have made it a little more entertaining, but that didn't happen. Skinny Rabbit One Word DVD Review: Lame. But we still love you, Julia Roberts! Yes, even if you once got married in your bare feet.

Anyway. Back to sleeves. I'm still not tired of working those little intarsia stripes so tonight's knitting session may very well get me mid-way through the sleeve cap shaping of Sleeve 2. (Can't work on Crinkle at night; black is cool and urban and all that but finishing's gotta be done in daylight in order to avoid boneheaded moments.)

And while we're on the subject of intarsia...

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Sweater images of the day. To the left is Kenzo's knit sweater Fall 2006 (here's the same one in another color) and to the right is Rowan 40's "Eveleen". Flowers like those remind me of European patterned textiles from the 18th century, like this and this. I don't plan on knitting anything like this but that looks like some seriously fun intarsia.

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17 comments to this entry:

Wow, love that green Kenzo sweater!
Oh, the colors really pop on that second Kenzo sweater. Love those little intarsia stripes.
I agree that movie was a snoozer. I don't count myself among the masses who like Kirsten Dunst. Although I will see Antoinette. Love the kenzo...although I'd rip myself bald if I had to do that weaving of the ends in after the Intarsia. 3rd decrease on the tunique. FYI. It seems big. I may have to check my gauge again. ahem. also I seem to have forgotten Phildar = cm. haha. x/o
I was wondering what happen to the Linen Jacket. It's looking good of course. Man, I have heard a lot of buzz about the new Rowan I have got to have a look see. I let my membership/subscription lapse this year :-( Maybe not a good decision. Anyway, I can't wait to see Crinkle all put together and lovely- have you found your ribbon yet? You should do something really fun, just think, you could really do anything since it's black... Whatever you choose I know it will look awesome.
That film looks a bit balls, I def won't bother with it! I love the intarsia on your son's jacket, you need things like that to keep it all interesting! Those flower tops are very cool.
"a bit balls" I know I've said it before, but I have to say it again: I *love* the way Jen talks! About my ribbon for Crinkle: I'm going later this afternoon in search of some. And I still have a bit of that picot edge to finish...
Hey Becky! That top from Rowan was one of my favorites. The other was some type of corset top. I probably won't knit either, but I love them nonetheless.
I love the second Kenzo colorway, and the evelyn is nice as well, though I think the cut is wrong for me. The linen jacket must be fun with those little intarsia stripes. Looks like an entertaining knit.
Does anyone remember intarsia knit tops from Benetton in the 80's? Big, over-sized sweaters, with a cabbage rose pattern, to go over leggings or pencil skirts and flats.
I've been dreaming of a jacket with Elizabethan*-embroidery-inspired flowers on it for some time. I need to either design it fast or just wait a little bit longer and it'll come to me... *or is it Jacobian? Or Louis XIV? Or something totally different, I have no art history... ============================ Note by Becky: I included links to large floral motifs on period pieces in the last paragraph of my entry. Early Jacobean embroidery, which later became popular during the Elizabethan era, shows more delicate scrolling flowers. During the Elizabethan era blackwork was also popular. (Blackwork patterns here.) Larger, more colorful floral motifs on clothing didn't come into vogue until the 18th century.
ooh I love Eveleen! Very pretty indeed!
It looks like seriously hard intarsia. I'd rip my hair out on that stuff.
Hmmmm, "fun" and "intarsia" in the same sentence..."does not compute...does not compute" [sounds of explosions]
yes but she married Lyle Lovett, bare feet or no she has some you knitting Becky!
That sweater is turning out awesome! I thought that Mona Lisa Smile seemed a bit lame. Glad to hear my estimation is right. Off the Netflix queue it goes!
Love the Kenzo knits. If only knitting were a little more simple. I think I will have to have some lessons. Have a good day. Mia
I'm just laughing at how the 1st Kenzo model was not. What were they thinking? Beautiful sweater....crazy stylist! But then again....I like the bare foot thing.

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