Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Summer Knits and Podcasts

I'm at that in between projects stage, where I can't make up my mind what to do next, and I'm not thrilled at the prospect of finishing any of my UFOs. I've almost finished my very first freestyle knitted dollthing (a ninja), just one leg left to go. I've been hinted at to make a cotton version of my space invaders hat for a mate who lives in a hot country, so I'm considering working out a brimmed version for him, possibly in some Rowan All Seasons cotton because it's also aran so will require minimum pattern tweaking. I wanted to make myself something but I don't know what.. everything pretty and summery I've seen has been squarely aimed at the slimmer knitting women, so many open backs for the bra free! I'm up for designing something new but I'd like to do it all in the round, top down if possible, and I'm really uncertain of how to work out lower necklines.

What are the larger chested women here making themselves for summer? Can anyone recommend any cool patterns? I'd be extremely tempted into some punky large brimmed sunhat..

What I have done while I've been procrastinating over my knitting is made my first (and second!) podcast. There's one full of nice tunes from various movies intended for listening to while I knit outside in the sunshine, and another full of 30's tracks which I intended for listening to during good hot long bubble baths. My podomatic page is here. The knitted radio in the image here isnt mine, it's just something very cool I found here.

I'll post up a pic of the ninj when he's finished :D


Lana said...

Chesty Girls Unite, I say! I am a member of the DD bra club.

One summery top I know fits the larger bust crowd is:
The Ballet Camisole I made this one, last summer.

I am currently knitting Askew and will let you know how it turns out.

I am considering Coachella too.

Turtle said...

Lol, a DDD girl here! I have broke down and made a few tanks for the summer but they do have the wider straps for bra's, made one halter for the heck of it but that can only be worn at home unless the ultimate strapless is located. Hubby likes it though! Lol.
I like that pattern for the Askew Lana.

vinny said...

I like Askew as well.. I'm wondering if a simple circular knitting version could be knocked up.. im so bad at sewing and my wrists hurt so much doing flat stockinette!