Oh yeah, it's Kiri Nagalong day 27 too!
OMG...is all I can say. It's been marathon week(s) at work recently due to staff shortages---spring break---a seemingly abnormal increase in births this month (I'll have to do a stats retrospective one of these days), highly needy patients, and prep for our medicaid audit next week (shoot me now..please!) It's been insane I tell you.
Not much new on the Kiri...another mistake was found...which explained the lack of symmetry of pattern...a rippin back we go...an entire 'nuther repeat...but that's ok...I will not likely be the person who sets her straight...she's going to be sent off to visit Aunt Grace for a little remedial behavior management....then possibly on to Aunt Jayne for a beauty makeover. She'll be a well traveled Kiri that's for sure! Alaska to New Jersey then on to Vancouver BC, then home.......hmmm...maybe she needs a side trip to Vermont (that's what I threaten her with....now Kiri...you behave or else you'll have to go see JOAN in Vermont...she starts getting all shaky and teary-eyed when I say that...now she's begging to go to Grace's..hah!)
In preparation for the marathon weekend at the hospital, I did a little self indulgent shopping and purchased THIS FABULOUS pattern book!
I'm a sucker for a great cover pattern and I've been wondering what to do with the Berroco Air I got for such a steal at elann.com last month. Well, this Taylored Scallops pattern by Pam Allen...which basically seems just like a version of F&F...appears to be perfect for the Air! I love scallop stripy things...very 70s-early 80s (remember those ripple afghans) I think the color of the Air and the wavy pattern will be JUST RIGHT!
There are lots of other patterns that remind me of some elannites in this book. Particularly this shawl....reminds me of SK, but with all the nupp scuttlebutt, i probably won't be doing this anytime soon.
And this lacy dress totally makes me think of Svetlana. Did you ever see this pattern?
And I am in love with this top...totally Alaska impractical but what the hey...I go on vacations (once in a while) to warm climates. And think this would look great over a tank or even sundresses (yeah...like I have sundresses!)
Overall, for the money ($24.95 before coupons/discounts etc.) with 21 patterns (even though I don't do shrugs...so really only 19 if you take those away)...I'd say it's a good buy and will surely inspire me to do some stashbusting!
Only four more days left of the Kiri Nagalong...post a comment! Drawing to be held April 1st for a fabulous goodie bag chock full of Alaska surprizes :)