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The reality of cooler temperatures being here to stay (for a while, anyways) really hit home on Wednesday night, when I came home to find that I had no heat, hot water, or gas (for the stove). We had electricity, and a couple of space heaters, and lots of blankets. It was a bit like an adventure; winter camping without leaving home! The plumber came back yesterday afternoon and now things are back to nornal. During 24 hours of icy apartment times, I was happy to be a knitter. Incidentally, this skill has also landed me a firm place on my partner's zombie apolcalypse team, though I will also have to learn how to shear, card, and spin, unless the zombie apocalypse lands me next to a yarn shop.
I'm focusing on two more gorgeous garments this week, Gallivant and Lempicka. These, you remember, were the two surprise, late release patterns from our most recent issue. Sometimes we just have tricks up our sleeves like that.
Speaking of sleeves, Gallivant has really lovely ones. Have you looked close?
I have to tell you, I love this sweater. It's light and delicate, but the full sleeves and high neck keep it cozy. The paired buttons are sweet and a little unusual, and even though it has a pleasing asymmetrical closure, you can still wear it open if you like. The zigzag lace continues down both sides of the fronts.
I think this top is so drippingly elegant, I just want to put it with all the richest, most luxurious things. Like flocked damask, velvet, metallics, suede, maybe a little PVC? It's shiny, so I think it works.
Lempicka has pretty sleeves too. Without the full view, they look kind of branch-like, especially in this earthy color. From the front or back, you get to see that the patterning is more art deco than arboretum.
I would love to see someone knit this in a vibrant solid or semisolid, one of those really bouncy round yarns that gives amazing stitch definition. So. Darn. Pretty.
You've seen it with jeans, so I styled with some more girly stuff. The overall message is this: great boots.