Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Vogue Fall Finally Here




Well my Vogue Fall copy duly arrived on Friday and I love it. My 3 favourites are in order of favouritism (is that a real word?) and are the Big Wool and KSH jumper by Louisa Harding (minus the KSH frill which isn't my cup of tea), the fluffy hoody which I think is just beautiful (if a little bit too fitted) but rapidly went off it when I realised it would be a nightmare to sub, and the zipped hooded top which my DH prefers over no 2 but would need to be a bit shorter and not as baggy for me to wear it. Who knows if any of them will get made at this stage. Too early to tell.

But you know what really had me drooling - the ad for this gorgeous Lana Grossa cardigan.



She is just beautiful and reminds me of the O'Neill jumpers/cardigans I love so much but never buy as I always think I could make that in a much nicer yarn. And I could even order the knitting pack for this design from Germany. Except, the yarn contains mohair and nylon which I'm allergic to. Darn and drat. Isn't there always something?

Anyway I love it so I've found this amazing German website Rikes Wollmaus that is also in English and eazy peezy to use and ordered the pattern and some sale Lana Grossa Multicot Print which has the same compostition as All Seasons Cotton which will hopefully be for the Ballet T-Shirt, as long as I can get the tension sorted. Fingers crossed eh?

So once I get the pattern I'll have to see if I can rework it using different yarns. They have a superb selection of English edition magazines on their website for any Rebecca, Lana Grossa or Filati fans. I'll let you know how quickly it arrives. What I can't believe though is that I ordered it on Sunday and a couple of hours later got an email saying my order had been despatched - and on a Sunday!!! Whoa - cool customer service or what! Just amazing. First time I've ever had that kind of customer service before....

Knitting is going swimmingly well with felted bag being sewn up, Shingle ready for pressing and sewing and halterneck top on final rows. So lots of FOs should be making their appearance soon!

7 comments:

Rebekah said...

I haven't been impressed with the Vogue magazine in a very long time, this issue made up for lost time I think. There's at least 6 patterns I want to knit.

Linda said...

The one with the central cable reminds me of one in Jaeger's Natural Fleece and Fur book, with a KSH stuck on the bottom. I can't decide whether to knit it or not. Is the frill picked up and knitted down, or done as a sideways strip you sew on?

RoxyKnits said...

Hi Linda, It's a pick up and knit frill, with 3 stitches picked up for ever cast on stitch! Doesn't sound like fun does it....

Will have to look at the Jaeger Fleece and Fur book now - one of the few books I don't have!

Linda said...

Well. I saw the contents of the book on Colourways site, and specifically bought it for that pattern. I find Jaeger frumpy, usually, but really liked the central cable, the sexy low neck, and the fittedness of the design.

RoxyKnits said...

Ooh, I just found Penryn on EnglishYarns.co.uk and it is lovely! It's a lot more fitted than the Big Wool version isn't it. DH loves it too. I'll have a closer look when I'm in John Lewis next.

Jaeger is too 'classic' for me usually too, but I do love their older Celeste & Trinity books. Very different from their usual stuff.

Anna said...

I also love the Big Wool cable jumper. In fact, I only bought the magazine specifically for that pattern. I'm off to Libery today to get my wool. -grin-

Give me a shout when you start yours, we could do a mini kal if you like.

Have a great day,

Anna

Anna said...

Question regarding the V-neck sweater: do you think the needles size makes sense? 10mm? I'm having doubts it's a mis-print... It sounds a little small (recommended size for Big Wool is 12-15mm)

Have put the question up on my blog, but I'm not sure it gets much traffic, so I thought I'd ask you directly, as you said you liked the pattern...

Let me know what you think...

I should get by Big Wool next week... fingers crossed ;)

xx