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Date:January 8th, 2010 02:38 pm (UTC)
Just to add to the confusion, have you considered Rogue It's a very nicely written pattern (one of these days I'll dig mine out and finish it). Claudia who was on SheepThrills with us wrote a cardigan mod for it (her blog entry with photos, is here - scroll down to March 14 2004)

Interesting cables, has a hood for those frikken freexing mornings, has pocketses so you've got somewhere to put your gloves if you need to take them off for a minute or two.

As for She-who-shall-not-be-named, I'm totally with you in the "she's batshit insane" camp. She's also greedy -- wants to milk every penny she can out of her stuff. I won't ever buy any of her books new, but if I can pick them up second hand I'm happy. She's the one person whose patterns I'd cheerfully photocopy and give to random strangers on the street, just because of her attitude.
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Date:January 8th, 2010 02:48 pm (UTC)
I had thought of Rogue...but....let me think on it. It's a lovely sweater, and not as "intense" as the others I've listed. I'd remove the hood, though - it's not "dressy" enough for work if I leave it on. (My boss is in the same camp as....you-know-who.)

I've managed to score She-who-shall-not-be-named's hard to find books on eBay, usually because the seller had NO idea what they had. I have the Aran book....got it for $35 (!!!) because the seller didn't post her name (luckily!), just posted it as "scottish knitting book". (Want any patterns? Let me know.....:giggle:) Ditto the Celtic needlepoint book....

What I HATE about her patterns is that she doesn't list the YARDAGE required, just "x balls of FancyExpensiveYarn" Nice...but a LOT of the yarns are gone now, and trying to convert/substitute (which, according to her, is Verboten!) is difficult. That's one good thing about Ravelry - I can guesstimate the yardage by what other people have used. Even if they DID substitute a different yarn (and the world didn't end. Fancy that!)
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