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I am tall. I love lounge pants. And I can’t find lounge pants in tall sizes. This drives me crazy. Why should I have to suffer because I grew to need a 35 inch inseam? Now stores have done a good job offering jeans and pants in tall sizes but it is impossible to find my favorite pant–the lounge pant–with similar sizing. It is high-water city for me which I can’t stand. It really does make me mad–don’t I deserve the same rights and privileges that my shorter friends enjoy? It is maddening.

It occurred to me in the last six months or so that I may have to take some drastic measures. I might just have to make them myself. Problem is, knitted lounge pants don’t sound all that loungy. I didn’t want to think it but I knew it was the only way…I was going to have to learn to (gulp) sew. I have talked before about how bad I am at the sewing thing. In reality, I don’t know if I am really bad or just unpracticed. I think it is high time I find out.

Last Saturday was the first of two Sewing 101 classes I am taking. Today is the second class, we are making tote bags. You want to see the fabric I bought for my bag?

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Cute fabric=point 1 for sewing

Today’s class is the true test of my interest and skill. If it goes well I just might be buying a sewing machine. Think of it, I could line my own knitted bags and add zippers without skilled friends taking pity on me. Am I dreaming too big here?

As to my quest, if there was a “learn to make long lounge pants” class I would have totally taken it. But I am hoping the tote bag project will give me confidence to brave my true dream. Imagine a world where Erin can lounge in pants that break below her ankles. It is almost too much.


The following 27 comments were originally left at blogspirit:

I have a 35″ inseam too. I’m also frustrated with the lack of casual wear for tall ladies. I usually end up buying extra large sizes and hoping they droop enough to make it to my ankles – a poor substitute for proper length pants.

But, like you said, at least we can buy jeans now. I love the fit of jeans from Ann Taylor Loft.

Posted by: Kaitie Tee | 08/25/2007

My 6-foot tall sister shares your woe. The surest way to incur her wrath is to put her jeans in the dryer (the shrinkage!!!). 😉 Does GapBody have anything that works? I know that my sister goes to them for her jeans.

Lounge pants are quick and easy to sew, though (just remember to get the right sewing machine needles if you’re using a knit fabric – I think they’re labeled “ballpoint”).

Posted by: Katinka | 08/25/2007

As a teen (we’re talking 1980s) I sewed almost all my clothes, and I could sew pretty complicated things. Then I went to college, didn’t have access to Mom’s wonderful sewing machine, and I stopped sewing. Now I have a basic Kenmore machine I bought 10-12 years ago, but I’ve yet to try again to sew for myself. I’m panicked at the thought. I have many more curves now (I’m not tall, but I have a 13″ difference between my waist and hips); sewing and curves are risky endeavor. However, I can’t find off-the-rack clothes that fit well (except sweaters which I prefer to knit–the irony!), so I am accepting that I need to face my fear of sewing, the machine, woven fabric, and the “once-you’ve-cut-there’s-no-going-back” paranoia. I need to conquer this fear as I have beautiful Blackberry Sea Silk to knit into a wonderful lace shawl and NO clothing appropriate to wear underneath. Therefore, I admire your courage, and I look forward to seeing what I am certain will be a stunning pair of long-legged lounge pants!

Posted by: Brenda | 08/25/2007

35″ inseams represent!! You need Athleta. Not all of their gym/lounge pants come in tall, but those that do are 35″

Not to discourage your sewing, of course 🙂

Posted by: Posted by: Ashley | 08/25/2007

PS Athleta is expensive, but at this point in my life I’m willing to shell out for pants that are long enough.

Posted by: Posted by: Ashley | 08/25/2007

For lounge pants (if you don’t mind the manly look) I always go for the mens xxl.

34″ and feeling your pain.

Posted by: becky | 08/25/2007

I recently took a sewing class, also. I love it and made a great skirt…..with the 1point for cute fabric. There is a really cute lounge pants pattern in Amy Butlers new book In Stitches, along with much other cuteness. And I highly recommend going to estate sales and garage sales for machines. You can often get the older, nice ones that still have all the metal instead of plastic parts for between 5 to 20 dollars.

Posted by: Christy/ Not Hip | 08/25/2007

I know what you mean! I’m not quite as tall as you, but I still need a longer inseam than most pants come in. Even when I can find pants that are “tall”, they usually don’t come in small enough sizes for me. I did make some lounge pants for myself years ago, and I’ve actually been thinking of making some again. I just hate sewing, though.

Posted by: Cheryl S. | 08/25/2007

i am 5’4″. i will send the bottom 6″ that i have extra from my lounge pants and you can sew it onto the bottom of yours!

Posted by: Posted by: dawn | 08/25/2007

34″ and sympathetic!! I usually end up buying really large sizes. Looking forward to seeing your first pair of lounge pants!

Posted by: Chris | 08/25/2007

Lounge pants and tote bags are a good place to start. It will just take some practice. Don’t be hard on yourself. Time and effort will make you better at sewing with each project.

Posted by: margene | 08/25/2007

Amy Butler’s book In Stitches has the perfect wide-legged lounge pants pattern. it’s super easy and oh so comfy. and you can make it any length you want. i just bought a bunch of fabric to make flannel pjs for winter. i’m just waiting til it’s no longer 90 so i can make them up.

Posted by: Sara | 08/25/2007

I bought my sewing machine second-hand probably 20 years ago and it’s still damn sweet. It’s a White with basically nothing but forward, reverse, and zigzag. Perfect for me. Even though I haven’t used it in forever I won’t give it up because I just MIGHT make me some lounge pants someday.

You are very talented–I’m just surprised you’re timid about anything! Go for it, with enthusiasm!

Posted by: Alarming Female | 08/25/2007

You can do it! I’m the opposite – I’m only 5’2″ so I’m always hemming my pants but that is much easier than adding length (impossible)!

Posted by: tiennie | 08/26/2007

Hi! delurking. I’m petite, so I end up walking all over the bottom of my pants–jeans, lounge, whatever. And, I also do a little sewing in addition to knitting. It’s not so hard. I know you’re going to be sewing up a storm in no time, just based on the attention to detail you put into your knitting. P.S. I have a little blue Kenmore sewing machine I bought at Sears for less than $100 two years ago and it’s a good, basic, reliable machine.

Posted by: *karen | 08/26/2007

You are hilarious. I am sure you will succeed in your quest to sew your own long-enough lounge pants. Best of luck! I love the tote bag material.

Posted by: Cayenne | 08/26/2007

It is so *sucky* that the majority of people can never find nice, comfy clothes that fit PROPERLY. My tops are always too short- i have a long upper body- and it drives me insane.
Here’s to sewing, so we can be comfortable in what we wear, and because sewing quite simply rocks! :0)

Posted by: vera | 08/27/2007

Harumpf on the lounge pants sources!

Please don’t let this sound creepy, but I’d be glad to sew you some lounge pants. They are loose enough to not require fitting. When I used to wear size 3x I used to sew them for myself. It takes about 2 hours, cutting out included.

The other option for yourself is to sew contrasting extensions along the bottom hem. It would look cute and be very easy to do

Posted by: Eileen | 08/27/2007

All I can think of is the movie “mixed nuts” where she is knitting him a pair of pajamas~

Posted by: Posted by: annzy | 08/27/2007

Delurking to say I also have the too damn tall issue with my pants and I love Victoria’s Secret Yoga pants they come in 36” inseam!!!

But, there is the special pride that goes along with making your own clothes so good luck!

Posted by: Posted by: Liz | 08/27/2007

I had the same lament for so long too! Now I buy all my “leisure wear” at lucy (www.lucy.com). They sell active wear from yoga/lounge wear to peformance fabrics. They not only have long sizes in pants, but also in some tops (although I’m afraid this might have been a short lived experiment as I haven’t seen them for awhile). Very flattering styles and fits, and bottoms are soon transitioning from s-m-l to # sizes for a greater size range. Sewing lounge pants yourself is a good idea too. Part of why I love knitting sweaters is the prospect of sweaters with long enough (even too long!) sleeves.

Posted by: Posted by: Gwyn | 08/27/2007

Saw you on Knitting Daily. Of all the photos of cute ladies wearing the Blouson, your photo was my favorite. What a cute sweater! I hope you are having fun at IK. Lucky.

Posted by: Cayenne | 08/27/2007

I have a weird waist to ankle length and normal pants are to long and petite pants to short. It’s annoying and I have to hem everything. My first sewed clothing were a pair of pajama pants (I am a quilter too), it seemed to go well. Good luck!

Posted by: nova | 08/28/2007

Erin, for you and all the tall gals out there who seem to be de-lurking, I thought I’d pass on some of my favorite sources for flood-prone (no high water here) pants.

A tall fashion blog:
http://www.verticallygifted.com/

A very good quality UK store that sometimes offers free international shipping specials:
http://www.longtallsally.com/Default.aspx

I have lounge/yoga pants that I had to hem UP (!!!!!) to 36″ from the store Tall Girl, but I have not been happy with most of the clothing I bought there. I find that it’s cheaply made and overpriced.

How’s the running? Have you kept it up after your move?

Posted by: Natalie | 08/29/2007

you know, us short folks have a similar dilemma – only opposite; all (yes all) my pants need to be hemmed. argh. So i wonder how many women are out there with those”average” length legs? (grin)
rah rah on the sewing. Some sewing machine places will rent machines for a few months so you can really be sure you like it before you buy.

Posted by: Teyani | 09/02/2007

I know this is an older post but nobody mentioned it so I figured I’d add it to the list. I found a great fleece set from Eddie Bauer with long inseams. I had to buy a size larger than I normally would but I LOVE them. It’s nice to have to pull the pant leg up to let my ankles chill instead of not having a choice. 😀

Posted by: Michelle | 09/05/2007

Just read this post and wanted to echo Michelle’s sentiment. I need a 35″ too and LOVE my pjs from Eddie Bauer. I don’t buy many “regular” clothes from them, but their plaid flannel or cotton pants are comfy and the tops come in tall too. I can throw them in the dryer and they are still perfect (how often does that happen?). Just gifted a pair to a tall friend and she told me how much she loves them too! 🙂 Good luck….

Posted by: K | 09/12/2007

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Bella Dyed

Sometimes, I crack myself up. “Bella Dyed”…get it? Heh.

Dyeing cotton turned out to be a little more complicated then I expected. I did some asking around and was lead in helpful directions but I realized pretty quickly that maybe the dyeing process is not for me. I have TONs of patience for knitting but when you use words like chemicals and stabilizers and bonding my brain starts to cloud and I flash back to high school chemistry and my face starts to look like I’ve had a drink of bad milk. I am not good with the science. And I learned something this weekend, dyeing is all science. It is like a crazy lab experiment complete with stainless steel cauldrons and slow heating. See:

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I think it is funny how I look like I know what I am doing (and that I have triple chins when looking down). Thankfully, I had help with the dyeing part. A new work friend is experienced with dyeing and offered to help. Thanks to her, I was able to turn this:

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Into this:

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It’s magic! We used a brown color at half strength for the overdye which reacted with the existing colors to give it kind of a peachy brown color. I am super pleased.

Project Stats:

2e4968ece3d9d290bfb642709273adb7.jpg Pattern: Bella Blouse

Source: Interweave Knits, Summer 07 free web project

Yarn: Louisa Harding Nautical Cotton, overdyed

Needles: Size 6 and 7 Knitpicks Options Circulars

Size: Somewhere between 38 1/2 and 34 1/2

Mods: I added about 3 inches to the total length of the sweater by adding 3 more decrease row sections. I did this in order to 1. have a longer sweater, and 2. make the size fit better around my arms and shoulders while still being bg enough for my hips and bust.

ae17ce8f02d4c3d3f4a38c3a6e30cfe0.jpg Notes: Bella is a knit that has taken me an extraordinarily long time to finish. I started it months ago, back when I lived in another state and had a different job. It was put on pause for a while due to my insane schedule these past few months. However, if you are in a more stable time of your life, this is a pretty fast knit. The lace parts go fast and the rest is a pretty straightforward A-line shape. I think it is one of those tops that would suit a lot of body types. I was drawn to it because I thought it looked kind of classic/vintage-y. Just wearing it makes me feel like I should eat some crumpets. Indeed.

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The following 56 comments were originally left at blogspirit:

Brilliant! It is gorgeous.

Posted by: Punkin | 08/08/2007

awesome! You certainly turned that Bella into a gorgeous piece!

Posted by: Teyani | 08/09/2007

I think it turned out AWESOME! The color is perfect for you. It looks like it’s going to be fun to wear now.

Posted by: Cassi | 08/09/2007

Wow! what a difference a dye job makes. It looks completely different… and much improved.

Posted by: ami | 08/09/2007

You total star. That top is absolutely gorgeous. I felt for you when you first showed it and you’ve transformed it. Another beautiful knit. Well done you.

Posted by: Posted by: Bev | 08/09/2007

Wow. That is much better. What an amazing transformation with a little colour change :0)

Posted by: Heather | 08/09/2007

Hehehe! That’s a good one. ;0) I am sitting here goof-ily laughing along with you…
It looks amazing! Really, really amazing. You did such a kick-ass job with the over-dyeing. Yeah, and all that math and science involved in dyeing- doesn’t it rock? My favourite subjects at school were maths and science, no joke. I thought everyone loved that sort of thing. ;0)

Posted by: vera | 08/09/2007

Wow, I love how the sleeves and bottom edge came out slightly darker so you still have a semi two-tone effect.

Posted by: Heather | 08/09/2007

That is so much better after being dyed, it is lovely now but i was rather unsure of it before. Well done!

Posted by: Lin | 08/09/2007

PERRRFECT! Excellent choice and good work on saving Bella. Now you can enjoy her and you have a good story to tell.

Posted by: margene | 08/09/2007

Yeah, I like Bella better after she “dyed,” too. Great job, and the color is great on you!

Posted by: Petunia | 08/09/2007

Oooh, I LOVE it! Hooray for dye! I definitely saw what you were going for with the two-tone thing and wa sad that it didn’t work out–but you’ve totally daved the day and have a super cutey-cute new top!

Posted by: Ashley | 08/09/2007

Excellent! It turned out exactly as you’d planned.

Posted by: susan | 08/09/2007

Dyeing was the right thing for Bella. It looks perfect! I love it. That work friend was a lifesaver, eh?

Posted by: Wanda | 08/09/2007

Your dye job turned out great! It looks really good.

Posted by: Lauren | 08/09/2007

It looks beautiful in the new brown – so glad that you were able to turn it into some spectacular! 🙂

Posted by: Amy Artisan | 08/09/2007

It turned out amazing! And you have some of the different shades for the collar and sleeves, but it ‘s not so drastic as before it was dyed. Excellent job!

Posted by: Erin | 08/09/2007

What a great idea. I love this brown color on you – very flattering!

Posted by: amanda | 08/09/2007

Bella came out perfectly! The color is great, and I really like the subtle difference between the lace and the body. I’m so happy it worked out for you.

Posted by: Cheryl S. | 08/09/2007

Awesome! It came out great, and was totally worth the chemical-induced frustration.

Posted by: Elizabeth | 08/09/2007

very pretty!! i love the whole before and after shots… what a difference a dye makes! also I agree – dying is not something i would want to do – give me the knits any day and twice on sunday 😉

Posted by: margaux | 08/09/2007

It turned out just the way you wanted it to ~only in a different color. The contrast is beautiful with the over dye.

Posted by: Posted by: annzy | 08/09/2007

so effective in that colour — I like the mods to the pattern, preferring the slightly longer length myself.
Now go, eat crumpets, you definitely deserve them

Posted by: materfamilias | 08/09/2007

The overdye looks great. I love the sweater design too – it’s very flattering.

Posted by: Kaitie Tee | 08/09/2007

I’ve been reading too much Harry Potter, because the first thing I thought when I saw the first photo was “Potions Class!”
But more importantly, the dye job is SUCH a success! The top was nice to begin with, but I think you really improved it with the new color, it’s gorgeous!

Posted by: Posted by: Terri | 08/09/2007

It looks fantastic! And a very vintage-looking color.

Posted by: Heather Joins The Round | 08/09/2007

ya ya! Bella is revived. (haha…i crack me up too)

I LURVE the color, eres-bears. It is a perfect vintage-y rust. Well played. The sweater is just gorgeous.

Posted by: Kara | 08/09/2007

What a cool idea! You did a fabulous job.

Posted by: Erin | 08/09/2007

Great job on the overdyeing. It looks superb!

Posted by: Elizabeth | 08/09/2007

The dye job is great, and your Bella looks wonderful! I just started mine — and I too am moving to a different state. I picked Bella because it looked like an easy knit for the trip, but I imagine I’ll be putting it away until I’m more stable. Great job!

Posted by: Jocelyn | 08/09/2007

this blouse is all kinds of fabulous. the overdye job looks great and there is still a slightly different hue between the two yarns, it’s excellent!

i love the last picture too, so model-y.

Posted by: rachel i. | 08/09/2007

I just caught up on your posts and I want to say: 1)congratulations to your sister and her new husband! You all look beautiful! 2)don’t feel bad about the TdF KAL. I was one of the hostesses and am only on row 8 of my project (will post about that shortly) 3) Your comments about 5 or 6 posts back re: you clean your place before you move, and move into a filthy place — I can SO relate and totally agree 4)Bella looks great! I’m so glad the overdyeing saved the project for you. 5)Chester looks great too, despite the difficulties. He looks like a fun shopping companion. 🙂

Posted by: Debby | 08/09/2007

No WAY! It looks amazing! Great job, and very inspiring. Is it in your contract that you must only make & wear beautiful knits?? 😉

Posted by: sulafaye | 08/09/2007

Now that’s my kind of chemistry! It turned out really well. I’ve been considering knitting this in Cotton-Ease in just one color (no contrast).

Posted by: Jodi | 08/09/2007

What a difference! It looks amazing! I’m a little nervous about the whole sciency aspects of dyeing, too.

Posted by: bunchkin | 08/09/2007

Wow! Dyeing may have been fussy work, but the results are wonderful. The colors are great! Very cute.

Posted by: Knittypants | 08/09/2007

I can’t believe how well Bella turned out–either you ARE very skilled at dying (wait–is that how it’s spelled? eeeew) or you’re just incredibly lucky. And I thought you’d used up all your luck for this year. Hmmm. You must be livin’ right, friend.

Posted by: Alarming Female | 08/09/2007

I love this whole post, and the sweater turned out so well! Mind if I link to it?

Posted by: Faith | 08/09/2007

Fantastic makeover!

Posted by: Kristi aka Fiber Fool | 08/10/2007

It turned out fantastic! I love the color it came out.

Posted by: tiennie | 08/10/2007

Now that is gorgeous — the perfect amount of contrast between the trim and body colors! Awesome job!

Posted by: Octopus Knits | 08/10/2007

Your look spectacular! Great job, the color you picked to overdye worked out wonderfully! I love the look on your face in the first photo!

Posted by: amanda cathleen | 08/12/2007

So pretty! I love that rusty peach color. 🙂

Posted by: Katinka | 08/12/2007

Yay! It turned out absolutely beautiful. I love the color. Miss you tons. I was so sad to learn that I missed your last day in SLC. It’s great that you’re doing so well in CO. Way to take the plunge.

Posted by: Katherine | 08/13/2007

so i talked to you mama today and she said you are boston bound soon? don’t think you can come to my state without hanging out with me. 🙂

love you!

Posted by: megs | 08/13/2007

WOWZA! That looks totally awesome! You’ve inspired me to try some dyeing of my own. 🙂

Posted by: Romi | 08/13/2007

WOW. Before, it was kinda “meh” for me – but now! Gorgeous! Cotton dyeing is more fiddly than dyeing wool, if that helps…

Posted by: Chris | 08/14/2007

You were so brave! It turned out wonderfully.

Posted by: Cayenne | 08/15/2007

The colors came out great! I love that you rescued an otherwise disappointing project. I probably would have frogged it, or thrown it into a corner and forgotten about it.

Posted by: michaele | 08/15/2007

It’s fantastic! At first, I thought the shading would still be noticeable, but the color seems pretty seamless! Job well done! And it looks so great! Get some summer time wear in!

Posted by: nova | 08/15/2007

Wow. That turned out great! Love the color.

Posted by: Michelle | 08/15/2007

Hey Erin – Is that your corset pullover featured on Knitting Daily? If so, congrats on getting your corset pullover featured! So cool!

Posted by: tiennie | 08/15/2007

Hey Erin – Is that your corset pullover featured on Knitting Daily? If so, congrats on getting your corset pullover featured! So cool!

Posted by: tiennie | 08/15/2007

much better! looks great!

Posted by: Haley | 08/16/2007

Hey, famous grrl, I saw the shot of you trying on that sweater on Knitting Daily.

We in Salt Lake miss you and I’ll be thinking of you when I make guacamole for tomorrow night, but I’m really happy you found your place!

Posted by: Heather Joins The Round | 08/20/2007

How lovely! great results!

Posted by: Lolly | 08/21/2007

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Dropout

I am sure you are all wondering…whatever happened to Cherry and Erin’s participation in the Tour de France KAL. Well, I’ll tell you. I am not proud of this, but I dropped out. Don’t worry, no doping scandal here, I decided to order the yarn online and it arrived mid-sister’s wedding week. I had no time to begin while on vacation and by the time I got home, I realized I forgot the yarn at my parent’s house. Grrr.

Angel that she is, my Mom mailed me my yarn and I got it with just 2 days left in the KAL. I knew at that point I was defeated and would not this year win the Tour de anything. But all is not lost, last night, Cherry got swatched.

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I can’t believe that the one color on sale happened to be something I actually like–that never happens. All the yarn for this project cost me about 22 dollars. The swatch knit up pretty fast so I suspect the sweater will too. It is so weird how much faster sweaters go when you are not knitting on size 2 needles. Go figure.

In other news, Bella Blouse is done, sort of. I say sort of because, well, I hate it. Not so much the sweater design, fit, and shape, but the colors. Remember how my vision was of two subtley different neutral colors making the sweater look all vintage-y. Well, not really how it turned out.

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It looks like I have a white tank top on with brown lacy inserts added for “flair”. Ick.

On to plan 2: overdying. I have never dyed yarn before and don’t know at all what I am doing but I am going to try. Thankfully I have gotten some good advice from much smarter friends and I am doing my research first. I figure, if it looks bad, at least it is a great learning experience and a new skill gained.

On a different note, how excited am I for fall? Rowan just released their fall preview. The minute my fall Interweave Knits arrives there are about 4 projects I want to immediately cast on for. Then there is Autumn Rose…sigh. It is too much. We knitters are having a blessed season indeed.


The following 19 comments were originally left at blogspirit:

Don’t worry–you can still take the Lanterne Rouge!

Posted by: Ashley | 08/02/2007

Too bad about the Tour and that Bella didn’t work out. Hopefully dyeing will take care of it. The Chester bag turned out very nice.

Posted by: Wanda | 08/02/2007

Well… Your technique on the Bella Blouse is impeccable. (Let’s look at the positives, right?)

I’ve only dyed with Kool-Aid, which is fun, non-toxic, and ineffective with cotton. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

If it makes you feel better, I’m currently working on my first mosaic pattern, a baby hat. And it’s turning out super-ugly. The child who wears this will be mocked. Even by me.

Posted by: Elizabeth | 08/03/2007

A little dye job will really make it! Good luck…it will be fun and well worth doing.

Posted by: margene | 08/03/2007

I think the dyeing is the way to go. And my T de F project was dead in the water during the kal but I am determined to finish it, dammit!

Posted by: Heather | 08/03/2007

I love Rowan! It’s been so long since I’ve bought one of their magazines because I just didn’t find more than one or two patterns I liked, but this new one looks promising!

By the way, I love the swatch! It’s going to look great!

Posted by: Erin | 08/03/2007

Man there is a lot of cool stuff coming out. It makes me wish I could finish more than one project in a year.

Posted by: Posted by: annzy | 08/03/2007

Nooooo, I don’t dare click on that Rowan link you so temptingly provided (but I’m gonna, I know I’m gonna) — 4 projects currently on the needles, 3 others I’m really excited about getting started on, and now the new Rowan…and my summer vacation’s almost done — I need more time to knit!

Posted by: materfamilias | 08/03/2007

Good luck with the overdyeing! I participated in the TDF KAL – but I’m still not done. 🙂

Posted by: Chris | 08/03/2007

They can’t all be winners, right? I am sure the dying will whip that sweater into shape. Ah yes, the lament of knitters everywhere. And oh, Autumn Rose…you are probably one of the few who will actually start and finish that sweater before the end of this decade though.

Posted by: nova | 08/03/2007

Cherry is sure pretty! I hope the dyeing turns your sweater into something that you’ll love – the lace part is so nice!

Posted by: tiennie | 08/03/2007

Dying would also be really fun, I think! Good luck! (and Cherry is going to be gorgeous!)

Posted by: sulafaye | 08/03/2007

i don’t know if you read chemgrrl chronicles (http://thechemgrrlchronicles.wordpress.com/) or not, but she’s also making the cherry right now if you’re interested in checking it out.

Posted by: Haley | 08/03/2007

I saw YOUR NAME in print! And YOUR PHOTO online.

WOWOWOWOW ~ I can say I knew you when.

Brava!

Posted by: Alarming Female | 08/03/2007

Too bad about Bella. I bet it would look way better if you do the cap sleeves in the lighter color.

Posted by: Romi | 08/03/2007

There are some amazing things coming out this fall! What are your favs from fall IK?

Posted by: stefanie | 08/04/2007

Ooh! Overdying! Messy! FUN!!!! Bella didn’t turn out more like you wanted it to. Hopefully this adventure will work out for you.

Posted by: Cassi | 08/04/2007

Guess the KAL was just not meant to be. I also guess that there was too much of a contrast between the yarn colours. Gee, that does look strange doesn’t it???
ROWAN! I have been thinking of the new mag coming out since i saw the preview. Oh man, i NEED to knit so many of those designs! Thing is, i no longer subscribe. Must, re-subscribe. I must…

Posted by: vera | 08/05/2007

Bella will be lovely once you overdye – perhaps a deep burgundy? Just be sure to get the yarn really wet.. dry fiber doesn’t take dye at all.
and be still my heart – Autumn Rose is breathtaking.

Posted by: Teyani | 08/05/2007

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