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In a hurry

Laura asked what the brown and white intarsia piece was - it's Nicky Epstein's Floral Felted Bag from the fall '04 IK.

For a variety of reasons, I went with two-colors rather than replicating the pretty-but-awfully-twee full-color bag pictured. Just a very leeetle more progress has been made on the second intarsia panel.

And I started charting and swatching for the fair isle vest project:

I'm going to think of this project as an exercise in color and pattern, and keep the shaping fairly simple. Right now, I'm thinking columns of infinite knots mixed with traditional peeries...but I don't know. At any rate, it will have to be a slow-burn kind of thing - I can't justify knitting too much for myself when there are gifts waiting and deadlines piling.

Speaking of which, I'm off to get another skein to finish the Fir Cone. Look for a FO by the weekend!

(I've been doing a lot of admin stuff on the site lately; if you're using IE, you may have to empty your cache to see the changes to the stylesheet. There's been some cosmetic stuff, but the big organization changes are as follows:

1-You can now click on any item in the "In Progress" list to see all entries mentioning that project;
2-You can click on any item in the FO list to see a bare-bones spec list on the project, hopefully containing only helpful information. At the bottom of that page, you'll see a link to displaying all entries on that project.

Thoughts? Like it? Hate it?)

Comments

I love the new site! I think it looks wonderful - it's easy to navigate and lets your fabulous knitting take center stage.

And I love watching the progress on the felted bag - I love it with just the two colors. It gives it a more sophisticated look. Can't wait to see it felted.

I really like the bag with fewer colors. It's too futzy and old lady-ish with all the colors in the original. You are a smartie!

yes, i love your new site. i'm not ready to jump to movable type ish stuff as i'm not very good at html.

i can't wait to see your new bag. it's really lovely as a two toned.

Changing that bag to two colors is genius. I love it!

Changing that bag to two colors is genius. I love it!

Changing that bag to two colors is genius. I love it!

I swear it looked like those comments weren't going through! Sorry for the triple post. Delete away.

I often have that reaction to Nicky Epstein designs--pretty, but twee--though I wouldn't necessarily have articulated it as well! Your changes will make a much prettier bag.

I love the changes you made to the bag as well. As a matter of fact I think it might be the perfect purse for my best friends birthday gift! Not that mine will look half as nice as yours but that is the beauty of felting!! :)

I really like the changes you list for your website. Categorizing all of the posts on your current project is a really nice way to see how the project has evolved, especially since it appears you work on MANY projects at a time. Very organized.

Your projects are all beautiful as well, and it looks like you have great design ideas. I'll have to keep an eye on your blog!

your bag is going to look fantastic. the two colors will be so striking.

I think your two colours is better than, I hate to say it, Epsteins. Its looks fabulous so far.

Loving your site

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