The last few days I was feeling so happy because of these 2 new girls. Claude is the latest design by the beautiful and talented Anna. While her Sgt Pepper jacket may be a bit too complicated for me to knit, I certainly think Claude would be a very elegant and wearable top. I am waiting for the pattern to come. And then Jenna's Eris totally have me captured! I got the 40-page (yes, you read it right, 40 pages!) pattern ... and I think I would make a cotton sweater and a wool cardi from it. And of course, with August comes the new pattern from Six Sox Knitalong, which is a British-gansey-inspired pattern. My hands won't be idle for a long long time!
Knit progress. Since I have been spending time on my photoblog, I didn't make too much progress on the navy sweater ... still 2 more inches before reaching the shoulder. Then, I just finished the short row heel on one of the rib socks. I have only one problem with the short row this time. For some reason unknown to me, there are holes on one side of the heel while the other side is perfect. I'll try to see if I can figure this out while working on the second sock.
Lastly, does any one of you know what "gauchos" are? I asked because I saw the poster on the right outside a fashion shop this afternoon and had no idea what they are. So, out of curiosity, I went into the shop to find out. But there was nothing labelled "gauchos" inside the store! I dare not catch too much attention as I was trying to shoot pictures of this and this. I had no idea why I wanted to take their pictures! ... But I still want to know what "gauchos" are!
Update: Many thanks to Fraggle, Liz and Shelley, I now have an idea what "gauchos" are! At first I thought it was something from the family of "poncho", so I kept looking for similar items in the shop ... LOL! But if you look at the poster carefully, it said, "KNIT gauchos" ... I think if I had found one inside the shop, I would have definitely taken a picute and sent it here!