Sunday, July 10, 2005

It's Just Not Meant To Be...

Wow, all the new Fall magazines are popping up lately... Interweave Knits, Family Circle Easy Knitting , Knitty... Usually, the first sign of Fall fashions get me all giddy & geared up for a buying spree, yet... nothing in these magazines really excite me. I do like the chunky mitts on the cover of FCEK, but everything else inside is kind of bleh. Hopefully, the Knitty surprises will not disappoint and I am looking forward to Vogue Knitting next month. *fingers crossed*

In the meantime, I have finished the cotton tank top with the "sweet" straps. Yeah, I do admit the straps are kinda sweet, hee hee. What do you think? Overall the project was quite enjoyable... I love the cable ribbing, but I find cotton (while better for my allergies - no wooley bits to promote sneeze attacks) very hard on my hands. My mom suggests I wear a mask while working with wool. We still have a box of masks left over from the SARS outbreak. @_@

I will be moving to Toronto next week. Since I'll be living out of a suitcase for a few months, I'm desperately trying to "priortize" my yarn stash. What shall I bring to T.O.? It's a big dilemma *sigh*. I'll stop being so selfish with knitting things just for myself - I'll bring over some socks yarn to start on Christmas presents. At least the 50g balls are small. *smile*

In the meantime, bad bad news about the flower basket shawl. I finally reunited the half-finished project (which I hand-carried from HK) with the extra balls of yarn (shipped via container) and guess what? I can't find the pattern! ARGHHGHHHHH!!! I'm sure I packed it SOMEWHERE... I suspect FBS and me are just not destined. It could've been true love and it's just not happenin'!

14 comments:

emy said...

Congratulations!

The top's pretty and I do agree that socks are portable enough to bring everywhere with you.

Miss Twiss said...

Cables are so satisfying. The straps are sweet! Well done.

Toronto is not so bad. It is just a matter of time for me and my clan.

Agnes said...

Hey, this cute little top is beautiful! You are right, the straps are kinda sweet! Where does the pattern come from?

opportunityknits said...

yes, the straps are sweet. lovely cable going down the front too. Socks are covenient small projects that end up in pretty FOs.

Eva Shiu said...

Hi Peggy, Your cable top looks great ! Good work !

Doreen said...

Hi Peggy,

Your top looks lovely. I totally agree that the cable straps looks beautiful.

marjorie said...

whata cute summer top!

Siow Chin said...

Lovey top! Is it another of your own creation?

=joy= said...

oh no! if you need the FBS pattern and still can't find it, give me a holler.

Lauren said...

I find it a good thing that I don't really like many of the new patterns--I can then focus on the ones I like so much in the old back issues! :)

That cabled cotton tank is brilliant!!

joy said...

That is a cute tank; I like the straps too! Good luck with your move to TO!

yuvee said...

Love the cable ribbing and straps, so sweet! Tell you what, I just throw away a whole 100' box of masks not long ago ;)

Kim said...

That is a-friggin-dorable.. Yes it is : )

I'm tempted to make one.. and you already made it in blue (I mostly knit in blue.. especially for myself) so it looks even more tempting to me!

Very cute : )

Kimberli said...

What a beautiful cabled top!!!
Well Done!