August 21, 2007

autumnal equations

one rainy weekend + purusing Fitted Knits + Real Simple's fall fashion preview = I'm completely ready for fall

It amazes me sometimes how much the change of the seasons affects our moods and inspirations. For me this is true never more so than in spring and fall. I suppose it's those transitional periods that get me so excited, the anticipation of novelty.


That said, transition and anticipation often take their toll. And I've got a lot of both in my life just now. I'll be taking a brief hiatus over the next week or so while (it's not as though I post regularly, but so you know). Anticipate progress and pictures upon my return.

The above vintage pattern is one I thrifted over the summer. The girl on the right reminds me of Audrey Hepburn in How to Steal a Million - give me a white helmet and moon glasses and I'm set!

August 13, 2007

anticipating fall knits

Why, why, oh WHY did I flip through a copy of Vogue Knitting while waiting in line yesterday? Why didn't I content myself with the 10 free patterns they had released online? But no, I had to look, and I had to see the seriously gorgeous cabled capelet from Michael Kors, which calls for ONLY 10 skeins of cashmere yarn. *sigh*

But seriously, this is a fabulous issue. All those gorgeous cabled knits? Definitely puts me in the mood for fall.

Hmm. Makes me wish I had started on a cabled wrap when first I spotted it. Ah well, perhaps I can content my itching fingers with more cabled bags. Or a crocheted cloche. Hmmm . . .


I failed to mention this earlier, but over the last couple weeks decor8 has been hosting yet another terrific contest, this one in conjunction Fabulous Stationery. Interior design is a recent interest of mine, especially when I can relate it to my main interest of garment design. So, I decided to give it a go, just for the fun of it. And guess what, I'm a finalist!

I'm flabbergasted, to say the least, and honored to share the company of so many talented people.

sitting room sophisticate

August 11, 2007

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