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  • girls, i have the sassy pattern waiting to be done!! with some light pink fine chenille i bought in one of the rowan closeouts years ago! i plan to make the v-neck pattern however….

  • Kay–Bars? We’re going to go ahead and call that stuff “openwork.” “Lace.” “Stitch pattern.” There will be no bars in this sweater.
    I love it. Sassy is the word. I think it will be great in navy, especially when you wear that white t shirt under it and those khakis.
    And as long as it’s a pattern without the slightly-stretch-the-buttonhole-band-to-fit instructions, I’m thrilled.
    I have the pattern–my Rowans peter out at 18 or so, so I’m good for that part.
    I hope you change your mind so we can continue this selection process well into the next year. Conceptual knitting has always been my strength.
    love, Ann

  • C’mon, Carolyn! We’ll start our own Sassy knitalong while everybody else in the world is doing Elfin.
    x0 Ann

  • ‘The Fancy Stitch Pattern Formerly Known As Bars’. That’s the ticket.
    Glad you like it. The yarn is a bit twitchy. It tends to want to make itself into a twisted cord of its own free will. But it’s really cool.
    Love, Kay

  • This Sassy you keep speaking of, I like it. But even better- POODLES! There’s no way not to knit that. There just isn’t. The fun that you, Kay, would have knitting it is not to be overshadowed just because Ann would have so very much fun knitting it. And in the spirit of fun and sharing, the pattern could be modified to include KSH ruffles. 🙂

  • i have dibs on the watch, too. now, must i remind you in looking through the annals of lis and kay that you once said to me, “just remember, in case of sudden death, i get your watch, right?”

  • Lis,
    Well that’s true but that was a long time ago. Since that particular watch has predeceased you (it was SO COOL), I don’t think I have dibbies on anything in particular. Seriously, it gives an odd sort of comfort to know that you really would ensure the integrity of my stash and collection of Rowans. ‘I, Lis, am in charge. No yarn will leave this dwelling without my authorization.’ xox Kay

  • Rene–I know!!! what you’re saying about Poodles (a much better name by the way!). It’s way cool, in a funky retro way. 10-15 years ago I definitely would have gone for it, as I dressed up more then and would have been confident that everyone would know that I was wearing it with a wink. Now, though, in (early!) middle age (so early! barely started!), one has to be EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS WITH PICTORIAL CLOTHING. You start out with a witty little poodle-themed jacket and before you know it, you have 17 Christmas Tree and/or Snowman sweaters and no pals to go out for a drink with. (Well, maybe in Omaha. I’m from Omaha, so I can say that. You can definitely go out for a kahlua & cream in Omaha wearing a Christmas Tree or Scotty Dog sweater. That’s fact, not opinion.) (Cherished Omaha readers (i.e., my relatives): Don’t be mad. You KNOW this information is correct. Right now, look down. Is that, or is that not, a picture on your shirt, specifically, a picture of Harry Husker?)
    Which is all by way of saying, I’m not knitting Poodles any time soon. YOU go, though, Rene!! Send us pix! xox Kay