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April 12, 2007

From Susan — Doesn’t It Deserve a Second Chance??

Filed under: Current Projects,Vittadini Nicole 1 in Silk — lv2knit @ 7:46 am

What — my silk, of course!  I have decided to give my beautiful silk one last another chance.  I was thinking of trying the Diagonal Triangle Tank but felt a bit discouraged after reading about Gale’s fiasco.  Many of her issues were with the yarn itself (Regal Silk), but a number of the problems had to do with the pattern, the fit and basic construction. 

I stumbled on this Vittadini pattern (I say that as if the magazine was on my front step and I tripped over it when I went out to get the paper — actually I “stumbled upon it” at a yarn store 🙂 ).  I thought it had some of the same cute design elements as the Diagonal Tank, but with fewer potential fit problems and the ability to adjust the size easily.  We shall see, n’est-ce pas?


Mine won’t be as snug fitting, but I think this would look gorgeous under a linen shirt.  I’ll give it a go.  This will be my take-along project as Eris is mere hours from being done and far too big to haul around easily.

Stephanie, the winner of a copy of my “Lace Tam and Scarf” pattern and 2 skeins of Rowan Silk Wool DK, posted a progress picture of the tam.  Way to go, Steph!  It’s looking good.  Let us know when it’s finished.

The yarn gods are teasing me and did not allow my Peacock yarn to arrive today.  I actually think they are testing my resolve — will Susan maintain her excitement and enthusiasm for the Peacock Shawl even if days pass, allowing her fervor to cool?  I laugh at the yarn gods, I laugh in their smug faces!  I shall maintain my resolve, assuming that nothing else intervenes in the next couple of days — and where the heck is my yarn!??!!

PS: I do believe, I do believe — in global warming…despite this evidence to the contrary!


April in Minnesota — ahhhhhhhhh!! 

PS to LimeDragon — The Vittadini Pattern is called Nicole 1 and is from Issue 27.


  1. Very nice option for the silk Susan. Maybe I’ll attempt something like that with the ripped silk (don’t hold your breath please).

    You are not alone in cursing those yarn gods controlling the mail. Hold on to your hope.

    Comment by Gale — April 12, 2007 @ 7:56 am

  2. I have knit this one in the designated yarn, but added beads here and there in the texture patterned area. A successful design and a reliable pattern. Bon Chance.

    Comment by SewGood — April 12, 2007 @ 8:05 am

  3. That’s pretty! I’d love to find out the pattern or booklet number/date, please? Thank you! : )

    Comment by limedragon :-: Harriet — April 12, 2007 @ 8:16 am

  4. Susan- You show those Yarn Gods who’s Boss!

    I’m waiting for some yarn, from Sweden, Kauni Effektgarn EQ, to make Ruth’s Cardigan.
    I can tell you where to order from-

    e-mail me

    Comment by Lorraine — April 12, 2007 @ 12:36 pm

  5. If I had any sway with the knit gods, I’d throw it in so you’d get your Peacock yarn. Honest. I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

    Meanwhile, I think I’ll cast on tonight. *eg*

    Comment by Romi — April 12, 2007 @ 1:49 pm

  6. The tank looks great! Thanks for sharing the pattern!

    Comment by Stephanie — April 12, 2007 @ 9:24 pm

  7. Surly — Stephanie (see previous comment) needs to know about yarn stores in DC for when she goes there with her husband.

    Comment by lv2knit — April 12, 2007 @ 10:00 pm

  8. That’s pretty much the way I “stumble” across things too. Possibly after searching the world over for it. Pretty pattern for the yarn!

    And maybe once Friday the 13th is over, it’ll get better?

    Comment by Carrie K — April 13, 2007 @ 4:58 pm

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