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.

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.
And here's a preliminary sketch.
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.


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.