Well, I just finished up the PDA case in Leigh Radford’s Alterknits but with a twist. I knit it completely in BULKY weight Lambs Pride (instead of worsted weight) and it felted down to the perfect small handbag size. Big enough for a cell phone, small wallet and keys! I can’t post pictures b/c it was a gift and I’ve already shipped it off, but gosh, I just love the patterns in that book!
Also, got to spend some time with Teva Durham’s Loop D Loop. The patterns in this book are really lovely. It’s so nice to see real fashion in a knitting book. I’d say most of the patterns look like really expensive, cutting edge knit wear. A good amount of the patterns even feed my fantasy of a post-apocalyptic wardrobe (think Blade Runner, not Steel Dawn), and that makes me very happy indeed.
You see, in my post apocalyptic world, we are all devastatingly fashionable in perfectly torn and worn, occasionally asymmetrical, utilitarian fashion in an assortment of colors like….
nuclear winter gray
steel cold blue
Of course, we are all slightly rotting from some super flu/nuclear war/environmental collapse but I guess that’s the price we pay for SUVs. You know, I really didn’t intend to get political here. I really just wanted some light banter about the end of civilization as we know it. Hmmm. Well, to make it up to you I will share a little gem. The title of my absolute favorite sci-fi/environmental apocalypse book. It’s not easy to find. I trolled many a used bookstore and library sale for this baby, but I promise you, it is well worth it. Nature’s End by Whitley Strieber and James Kunetka. Some people love this book, others hate it. I devoured it. Now go out there and have some knittin’ for the apocalypse fun.