Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Is there anything more lovely than an English Sweater Boy? My Rupert Bear thinks not (nor will he dare speak the name of his love for Aloysius, pictured above). Rupert is helping me work on a new sweater vest (sized for slim gents, but ultimately for me) inspired by Brideshead Revisited and what I hope resembles a subversive, non-traditional argyle. Thanks go out to Kaffe Fassett for pattern repeat and, well, general inspiration.
It's been on the needles for a little while now, because I've complicated things for myself. Although I love the vest so far, and I like the way the 3D effect is coming across, if the repeat were more of a "tumbling blocks" pattern the illusion would be stronger. Now I'm thinking I might try and switch to this kind of patterning (right now-mid sweater) and am hoping for a sort of M.C. Escher sophistication....and now I think it will just look crazy. Lord Sebastian Flyte would not wear a crazy vest. I would though.
Soundtrack: "I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise", Rufus Wainwright