That said, Glasgow Lace, a sweater by Sharon Shoji, manages to make a young model look thick-waisted and dumpy. Bad proportions. This is the sort of thing that kept me from wanting to get serious about knitting for oh, thirty years or so. And the same model does her best to no avail in the Western Point Skirt by Annie Modesitt. Do they really think anyone will make this? I can't see much reason to EVER knit a skirt. It's a bad case of butt-spring waiting to happen.
And then there was this in an ad. I see some quilt inspiration here but as a garment? This woman looks happy enough but I'm worried she may snag herself on something.
OK, enough snarkiness. Seeing lots of glorious knitting possibility and knowing I'm nearing the end of my Kimono Shawl, I start to allow myself to think toward the Next Big Project. Since I saw Rosedale United , designed by Amy Swenson, in Knitty a couple years ago, I've had a hankering to try it. And I bought a nice big load of Kureyon on sale last fall.
Oh joy! The time may be right! I love this design--the block of intarsia on the front is brilliant. Subtle but very effective. And the idea of making the self-striping yarn work for you in more than one way is right up my alley. I'm the type who loves to include bias pockets and flaps and cuffs and plackets when sewing with stripes or plaids.
I do drive myself crazy sometimes.