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  • Oooh, do all the greens together! Yes, do! You could do your whoopsidoodle (am I spelling that correctly?) or just stripes, or a slip-stitch melange of greens, but do show us tons of green together! (I like green…)
    And hey, I love that purple flowery lacey sweater in your first picture. Wow… That’d take a bit of concentration, wouldn’t it!

  • I did some intarsia of my own this weekend (no, I haven’t blogged it, yet) – probably not Sasah Kagan quality, though. I did, however, carry the yarn behind the work on occassion – mainly by accident, when there were too many bobbins next to each other. If only I’d know if was a valid technique! 🙂
    As for the greens, I think I’d do a sample swatch first, just to make sure it’s going to be worth the effort…

  • She is more inspiration than Kaffe Fassett when it comes to beautiful intarsia work. However, I’m going to be knitting a KF sweater pretty soon when I get my nerves up to do all that colorwork. What have I gotten myself into?
    I would have enjoyed meeting Sasha doing her intarsia technique. It sounds like it does hold better than doing plain intarsia.
    I’m envious that you met Sasha. Maybe she’ll come to Pittsburgh one of these days.

  • I love looking at her designs too … just looking is already a pleasure! You are soooo lucky!

  • What’s the nearest airport to Grundy County, and will your boys play with my girl? Surely you’ve talked Sasha into it arleady, right? Sign me up!

  • I took a class on intarsia/fair isle in February – unfortunately I was sick for the second class.
    I don’t think I quite got it – lucky you for being taught by a master! And I’m dying over her garden – my camera would probably explode!

  • Oh Ann – I forsee intarsia in your future. You just sound a little too enthusiastic to keep resisting ! Anyway, whoopsydoodles that make your fabric too thick can usually be sorted out with a severe, targetted blocking. And if not, you can always beat yourself round the head with the iron for being so nuts as to try whoopsydoodling at all.
    Heather x

  • When I have more time than now, if you want, I can tell you the “to be continued” part of the class I took with her seven years ago, but of course it wouldn’t be the same without the Welsh accent.

  • Oh I am so toying with the idea of that one in the Rowan 37 mag, the one hanging in the first picture. Whoopsydoodling here I come!

  • Now I know this has nothing to do with Sasha Kagan, but I just spotted a new buttonhole bag for ya over at http://now.what-happens.com/2ktog/ down a few entries. Mine is still as lovely as ever and people always comment on it. It seems the throwing in the wash step is more interesting to most than the actual knitting.
    Okay, back to intarsia…

  • that sounds like a lot of fun!
    Sasha’s designs are so pretty, maybe too pretty for garments. perhaps, a project for my next life could be a flowery knitted blanket, maybe even made of squares with different flowers from her designs. need to go and lie down in a dark room now!