Monday, June 28

likes

I learnt the hard way about tension/ gauge swatches and it would be for one of my favourite designer's, Ysolde, first submission to Knitty.  Looking back that was in 2005 and I think it took me nearly a year to knit and a sad day to realise it was way way too small :(

Here she is being interviewed about her next book.  I am intrigued by her accent and that is what drew me to watching this in the first place.  I was expecting a broader lilt but it is really more mid atlantic to my ears.




Percy update - today somehow with work and all there has been some major progress, I finished Chart B.  I even braved knitting on the train on the way home - I didn't quite finish a row in the trip.  I just put in the hopefully last life line before the end.  35 rows to go for Chart C and every other row is purl so fingers crossed this will be a smooth ride.

4 comments:

Lauren said...

Compare her accent to her video for tubular cast on - it sounds a lot different.

http://ysolda.com/support/pictorial-guides/double-rib-tubular-cast-on/

Virginia said...

Love Ysolda. But her designs have kicked my butt on occasion. Phew.

Emily said...

Big change in her voice, indeed! She as if she's not just mid-atlantic, but way over on the far side (from me here in the UK)!

bellsknits.com said...

ooh thanks for this. Fascinating. I'm a fangirl.