obsession decoded: part 1
'member the scene in "the shining," where shelley duvall finally gets a look at jack's novel in progress only to find out he has typed thousands and thousands of pages of "all work and no play..." well. this is what i fear. after they've hauled me away, they will come into my studio only to find thousands and thousands of swatches. fake-a-gamo swatches.
this is what obsession looks like. the other night, i had a dream about garter st triangles. this morning, while picking up some coffee at starbucks, i spotted some cupcakes in the display case and i'm thinking how much they look like the scallopey triangles of the ferragamo bag.
back in december, when this whole thing started, i naively assumed it would be sooo easy to knock off this bag. oh, i was so young then. and so very, very innocent.
yeah, so here i've been for the past month or so tearing my hair out trying to do just that. in the beginning, the ever-resourceful yahaira suggested i just run crying to eunny. i was like, NO. i will not do that. i will figure this thing out if it's the last thing i do.
so i swatched. and i went to the library. and i swatched some more. and i looked through every counterpane scallop reference i could find. posted pics on flickr. started up a KAL on craftster to get some help. more swatching. more whining.
well, long story short, i guess i should have just run crying to the magnificent marjan! i've long admired her beautiful creations on flickr. turns out, not only is she an amazing knitress, but she is also quite the stitchery sleuth! these swatches were made using the pattern she devised. perfectly ferragamo!
she has given me permission to post the pattern here, which i will do later today. bear in mind this is the pattern for the main body of the bag only. the top part is still up for grabs.
Posted by knitlit kate at 8:47 AM