Thursday, July 10, 2008

Miss Lovegood in Love with Manos

Yes yes, those damn books have done it again (more specifically, those damn movies) and given me an idea for a new knit.

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I do realize that this is crocheted, and that it's been done already, but my idea slightly varies from the original.
Here's what I gots so far.
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And here's a preliminary sketch.
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I was thinking of something that would be more figure-flattering than the movie version. Something I can cinch. Generally loose-fitting garments don't float my proverbial boat.

Once I get to the "finishing details" point, I'm going to have to make a decision: where to place the belt.
First I was thinking "duh, at the natural waistline", but methinks this will be a rather short cardi, and might look funny with a belt placed at that point.
A second option I came up with was to put it right under the bustline - an empire-waisted cardi.

I'll get pics up of each option shortly.

On a yarnny note: I am so very much in love with Manos Silk Blend. Buy it now! I've used it for this knit as well as Hew, and it behaves very well and looks absolutely lovely.

6 comments:

Kai said...

I likes that alot and alot more! :D

I think under the bustline sounds like a good idea. But piccies would be good. :)

juicyknits said...

Can't wait to see the result!

Team Knit ! said...

I love the idea of a cinched-in waist- so much more flattering! Can't wait to see what you cook up. : )

- Julie

Sel and Poivre said...

I agree - cinch cinch cinch!

Hilary said...

Without having seen the final version, I think I like the idea of an empire waistband thingy best. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

Alyssa said...

I like the idea a lot. I really can't wait to see how it comes out. I would do the belt at the waster not under the bustline but that's just me.