September 30, 2003
One mission of Mason-Dixon Knitting is to give voice to the voiceless, to champion the unheralded, to honor the creativity and talent of those too modest and too busy actually having a life to blog endlessly about their knitting. And so, selflessly, we blog for them.
Our Rowanette friend in Boston, Benedetta, knits like a fiend, knits Kaffe Fassett for fun and relaxation. The headbonker China Clouds is next on her plate. In her sleep one night she cranked out this fantastically hip eyelet skirt (NOTE: wristlet alert in this link) in recycled denim from the summer issue of Knitty:
She writes: “I followed blindly the instructions, which were for one size, without even swatching, so I guess I was lucky and the pattern/yarn forgiving. It is knitted in 2 equal pieces, with seams at the sides. Just as well, since I can’t manage circulars.” I find that hard to believe.
Very cool. Please note the righteous bed of chard flourishing in the background. Maybe if I ate chard the way Ben does, I’d be modeling this eyelet skirt and not some giant shapeless shawl?
Thanks, Ben, for upping the cool quotient of Mason-Dixon Knitting.