Friday, November 14, 2008

Day 14 of 30

I need to go shopping. I need pants that fit. But the thought of going out and actually trying on stuff makes me want to cry. I hate dressing rooms. And I just want to spend the day sleeping.

On a more positive note, have you guys seen the new issue of Twist? Oh my freaking God, they've done it again! There are so many great patterns in this issue it would take me a lifetime to make everything I like (I am a slow knitter after all).

I loved loved loved the first issue of the mag, but I had promised myself I wouldn't buy a pattern until I'm ready to cast on for it. Otherwise, knowing myself, I'd buy everything I like and end up with over 50$ worth of patterns that I wouldn't all knit. Therefore, I haven't bought a Twist pattern yet. But I will. Oh yes I will. I know, for sure, that I will buy the pattern for the Postwar Mittens. They're beautiful, they're perfect, I want them now.

I also really like the Lotus Leaf Mittens and the Licorice Stick Socks. As for sweaters, they're all beautiful, but my favourite is Vivian. But there's a zipper, and I've read on Ravelry that there are steeks too, therefore it's too complicated for me. I haven't yet managed to make a garment that looks good enough to actually be worn in public, so I think I'll try some less complicated ones first. But the sweater is beautiful, really.

7 comments:

Angela said...

dressing rooms should have a Valium or prozac dispenser in them!

kate-the-enabler said...

I'm over the top in love with Vivian too. Can't knit her now. Don't have appropriate yarn in stash but it's beautiful. I'm not surprised to find it's your fave, I think I could probably just pick patterns from your queue to knit and be perfectly happy with them :).
Good luck with the shopping. I went to try on pants yesterday. Really need pants. Bought a sweater. Sigh.

Sam said...

I agree with you - TC is much much better... And I would add than the Winter 08 Interweave Knits. I have been pretty disappointed with the last two issues of Interweave Knits.. Well, now we have a replacement !!! !

Snarsh said...

if you want good pants that fit. go to reitmans I swear by their pants and it's actually not too depressing cause they actually fit real people. If you're looking for dress pants go for the Comfort line, they fit like yoga pants.

Karine said...

Je te pardonne. J'ai pris mon temps à feuilleter le magazine avant de tomber sur ma photo LOL.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

I just bought new jeans (my first pair of non-maternity since Mack & Sean's births!) at Old Navy. They have great fitting jeans. So comfy too!

I am already eyeing a few patterns from the Twist mag!

Tara said...

The new Twist was awesome. I'm lusting after Broderie (modeled by the lovely Karine), but it'll have to wait until after Christmas!