Two posts in one week?? Who even am I? Apparently I am going to continue my sporadic little blog here because it still pleases me to share things occasionally. Like today, when I have a new finished object to share. May I present, Not a Dickie:
The pattern is actually named Shoulder Cozy (Rav link) but when I was sharing the WIP with my lovely little group of knitter friends, one of them asked if it was a dickie and I said Definitely Not because I don’t want to wear something called a dickie and then another one said my Not a Dickie was very pretty and so now that’s its name. It’s shorter than the original item – I knew I had less yarn than the pattern called for so I just didn’t do the repeat of the first lace section, and I think it will be just fine. The pattern did have an error in the decrease section, despite that error being pointed out to the designer eight months ago, but it was easily remedied and otherwise it was a fast and easy knit. It used three skeins of Malabrigo Noventa in Hollyhock and the yarn is perfectly scrumptious, as Malabrigo usually is.
I also finished a book – Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano. She wrote Dear Edward, which the girl and I loved, and I had high expectations. Alas, I felt like this book was completely different than Dear Edward, not just in plot but overall vibe. It was a slow starter but by the middle I was getting into it, and then the last 1/4 I really liked.
After I finished that, I went back to the TV and knitting combo and watched an old favorite on Hulu – When a Man Loves a Woman. It’s not the happiest of movies but I love Andy Garcia, it’s from the year I graduated high school, and the husband and I used to quote a couple of the lines, so it has a lot of nostalgia for me. I must be on a kick of rewatching movies from that era. We watched City of Angels (so much Meg Ryan!) not too long ago and that really held up well for me; I still loved it. Next I want to rewatch Meet Joe Black but it’s not on any of the streaming services so I’d have to actually pay money to rent it (GASP – do people still do that??).
Happy Friday Eve, friends.
I love your Not a Dickie…same colour as my winding down jumper, love how rich malabrigo get their colours. I used to own on Video those 3 movies. I also love Andy Garcia especially in the airline uniform 😍
Oh gosh, yes – the uniform! *swoon* I kept up the Andy Garcia theme and watched Ocean’s 11 last night. 🙂
What on earth is a dickie? I’m scared to google it.
The pattern is so pretty, it reminds me of fins or wings.
Haha! A dickie is a close-fitting accessory that you wear underneath another shirt (such as a sweater) to add a turtleneck or collar without the full body or sleeves of another top. I think of them as something popular in the late 70s/early 80s and they seem very strange to me!
Yep that sounds strange to me too.
Gorgeous colour, and I must agree about the name!
A very fun finished object and I really like the color!
I love your new It Is Totally A Dickie. I could watch Meg Ryan movies all day. Now I want to rewatch You’ve Got Mail.
NOT A DICKIE.
Not a Dickie is lovely! Though it reminds me that when I was a kid, Mom bought me dickies to wear for warmth. I thought they were weird then, and I still think they are weird now. But I wonder if they are why I grew up to hate turtlenecks?
I think they’re weird too! And it seems like they wouldn’t provide much extra warmth for anything but the neck.
Looking back on them, they make no sense. But at the time, I was told they were completely normal, so I believed it.
Love your Not a Dickie! Beautiful color and beautiful knitting 🙂