Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Vaasa is up!


Today the Spring issue of Black Purl magazine came out, and the pattern for Vaasa is in there, free for anyone with the courage to try it! There's a pretty melange cardigan by "LaVonne" Angela Best(seeing my name beside hers was worth the whole dpn ordeal!), and one of Wanda Blount's (funkycrochetdiva on ravelry) very funky hats. (Carol Ventura has a blog post about this fantastically creative tapestry crocheter, don't miss it.) There's also a good article on Korsnäs sweaters, and another one on the ethnography of Haitian ceremonial flags. This is a really interesting magazine, both scholarly and fashionable, and I have a great deal of respect for L'Tanya Durante, the editor. It's a privilege to be a part of it.

I really do feel for the poor brave souls who take on Vaasa. So I promise 2 tutorials here, one for knitters and one for crocheters. For knitters we will discuss how to do Crochet Jacquard with 3 strands: this is a lesson in Zen self-mastery, as Sriyana who works with 8 strands (!!) recently pointed out. For crocheters we will discuss Double Pointed Needles, Knitting Thereupon. It will be called "dpns and their puta madre".

This is what my blue Veritas, Equitas looks like to date before weaving in. And I still don't quite know how to explain the thumb gusset decreases in a written pattern.

9 comments:

Annette said...

Oh, you modest woman - you're on the COVER!

Angela said...

You deserve to be on the cover too! I'm honored to be next to such a talented fiber artist as yourself!
Great work as usual my friend!
Angela 'La Vonne' Best

julia said...

yay, congratulations!

MaryjoO said...

THANKS -- wow. I couldn't get the chart to download though -- maybe it's just a site problem. I'll check back. Gorgeous, gorgeous!

MaryjoO said...

Forgot to add: look forward to the tutorials, too!

mkazumi said...

oh, quines ganes que tinc d'aprendre'n!!! Sort que ja s'acosta el curset de Persones Llanes!!!

L'Tanya said...

Love, love, love these. Would you consider doing a KAL/CAL to go along with your tutorial?

I have never seen anything quite like your work and I'm thrilled to have gotten the opportunity to work with you.

L'Tanya

mkazumi said...

oh, no hi ha dret! Em pensava que el curs de persones llanes era dissabte que ve i resulta que queden dos mesos!!! aaarrrggghhh!!! Y yo sin poder hacer esos mitones.....

PocketSize said...

Ohh another pair of beautiful gloves! You really are talented beyond belief.

For the Veritas/Aequitas ones: I wonder if you do the thumb gussets the same way I do mine. Maybe we could check each other's pattern writing clarity?