Fashionknitsta Thursday: 7/9/10

Ok, ok! I know it’s actually Friday, sorry for my absence yesterday! Time really got away from me and it’s looking like today is going to be the same kind of story.

So, even though I don’t have a huge post for you today, let’s check in with how our Month o’ Lace Ishbel Knit-a-long is going. I’m really excited by how many of you are participating in our Ishbel KAL. If you haven’t already, check out the Ravelry thread here!

Here are Eva’s (in Madelinetosh Pashmina) and my (in Malabrigo Sock) in progress Ishbels:

E and L Ishbel

Eva (on the left) is almost through the stockinette center and I’ve just begun chart B. I’ve been having a great time knitting my Ishbel, it’s going so quickly! By next Thursday I’m hoping to be through Chart C at least, maybe even getting ready to start the edging. I really have been surprised by how fast this is going, I’ve already begun contemplating yarn choices for my next Ishbel!

Here is Sara’s, she’s using Madelinetosh Tosh Sock in the limited edition colorway ‘Skinnamarink’ from last year’s Sock Summit:

This photo is from a couple of days ago, I think at this point she was finishing up Chart B, so by now she’s probably working her way through D!

I do have one really neat thing I just cannot wait until next week to share, the 365 Clock by Industrial designer Siren Elise Wilhelmsen.


Siren exhibited her knitting machine clock at the DMY International Design Festival in Berlin last month. This really interesting design seeks to make time a physical, tangible object. While at times minutes, hours, and days can seem subjectively long or short the ‘365’ physically manifests those moments into a knitted cloth, always growing at the same rate like our hair or nails. One round is completed over the course of a day and after a year of use the clock creates a two meter long scarf.


For more information about Siren, or her projects, visit her website here – it’s definitely worth checking out!

Sadly, I shall have to leave you with this for today. Please check back next week for another edition of Fashionknitsta. Until then, stay chic, blogfans!


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July 09, 2010 by Lindsay
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