Wednesday, February 20, 2008

kaffe knits again

This is a really lovely sweater from Fasset's newest knitting book in years. I am not very sure about the sizing as the pattern says that the largest size is meant to fit a 42 inch bust but it is 50 inches around. It looks loose on the model but that seems a REAL lot of ease to me. All patterns in the book use current Rowan Yarns.

As a bonus, this lovely book was photographed at Charleston House in Sussex, England, the former home and country meeting place for the writers, painters and intellectuals known as the Bloomsbury Group. The interior was painted by the artists Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell.
Caterpillar Stripes, a sophisticated striped pullover with a modified cowl collar really looks like a sweater I would wear or are those stripes for the bone skinny only?

I read some reviews of the book on Amazon and they did complain that the sizing was WAY to small for Americans!

I saw this concert yesterday on the Country Music Television with Robert Plant and Allison Krauss based on an album they are just releasing called Raising Sand. WOW, it was just amazing. Needless to say I am buying the album. I have a real crush on on Robert Plant who describes his own voice as "smoky". OOh it just gives goosebumps. The resulting music, produced by T Bone Burnett, has gelled into an album pitched three steps beyond some cosmic collision of early urban blues, spacious West Texas country, and the untapped potential of the folk-rock revolution. Plant and Krauss -- as both solo and harmony vocalists -- tackle an intriguing selection of songs from such tunesmiths as Tom Waits, Gene Clark, Sam Phillips, Townes Van Zandt, The Everly Brothers, and Mel Tillis. Raising Sand finds Robert Plant and Alison Krauss exploring popular music's elemental roots while still sounding effortlessly, breath-takingly contemporary.

WOW! I was so lucky to run into this as I seldom watch CMT-not a full-fleged country music lover but this was way beyond country!

Well that's what I've been up to!

Talk to you real soon, I hope.


There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth --

not going all the way, and not starting. - Buddha ...

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