Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ysolda Fever

I've been feeling a bit under the weather lately and after a recent visit to my doctor, I discovered why: I have Ysolda Fever. I'm afraid to say that it's very contagious and I've probably infected several of you without realizing it. So please, if you experience [lack-of-sweater] chills, visions [of grandeur], sore hands and wrists, and sleepless nights [but finished projects], consult your doctor right away to see if you are infected.


Unfortunately, the only way to deal with this disease once you've contracted it is to knit through Ysolda Teague's entire pattern catalog. I didn't realize just how sick I was until I counted how many things I've knit from this list: Elijah (below), Liesl, Gretel, Coraline, Garter Stitch Mitts, Tiny Shoes, Vivian, Icing Swirl, Veyla, Damson (twice), & Ishbel (thrice).


The strength of my infection comes from the fact that I contracted it directly from the source, so I strongly warn you to not touch anything at a Ysolda trunk show or when meeting the designer in person. Honestly, I don't think I'll be cured anytime soon. Especially because I keep seeing more and more Ysolda patterns in my fever dreams: Ripley, Cria, Rose Red, Emily Capelet, Peaks Island Hood, Snapdragon Tam, & Smith. Pray for me.

7 comments:

Gabriele said...

Great! I will do also ....

Christine said...

What also helps... more cowbell!

Kristin said...

"I put my pants on just like the rest of you, one leg at a time. Except once my pants are on, I make gold records."

donner said...

I cast on Peaks Island Hood this past Tuesday for a local KAL our LYS is doing. I'm enjoying it, and am sure you will too, if you like seed stitch... :)

Elizabeth said...

Oh sweetie - you are in my thoughts and prayers. Heal fast!

(But not too fast. That stuff's adorable.)

- MGY

Helga Marie said...

love the picture- only thing protecting me from Coraline is my inability to use the provisional cast-on.

Kristin said...

Helga-

Provisional cast-on is not that bad. I use the crochet-chain method, which is really easy. See this post by TechKnitter: http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2006/12/provisional-casting-on.html for a how-to.

(See how good I am at enabling and passing on the fever?)