MTP, Done Right

I’m sitting here waiting for my husband to call me to pick him up for work, and was looking for more Fall pattern previews. I was disappointed in the Knitscene preview, which is up, but I trundled over to Knitting Fever’s site, and lo, Louisa Harding’s Fall book Little Cake is up and about.

Now, I don’t know what a little cake is, I think it must be a place, but this is Masterpiece Theatre Porn done right. I can always count on Lulu. This hat is to swan for:

Rake's Moss, by Louisa Harding

Rake's Moss, by Louisa Harding

I know, I know, it’s simple, and I wouldn’t put all the doo-dads on it (she loves her doo-dads!) but maybe it’s the styling.

Maybe it’s the chicks in top hats, too. So Artful Dodger!

Ladybower by Louisa Harding

Ladybower by Louisa Harding

I don’t see myself buying this book, for I am poor. And umemployed. But still, I can swoon. There used to be a time when the KFI rep I dealt with was a total sweetheart to me, and all I had to do was call him up and say I wanted a new Louisa book and he’d send it to me gratis, even though I was ordering it. He just liked me. Which was nice. So now I have a full collection of spank books, and I won’t be selling those anytime soon. Pages are getting a little sticky, though.

And without getting into a long story, meeting Lulu, as I may have mentioned, was certainly INTERESTING, and I won’t go into details, but I surely don’t know how she does it, but she does: I’ve yet to find a pattern by her that is poorly written or designed. If it’s all due to fab tech editors, well then we’ll just say she has great judgment in her “team.” All I know is it’s a pleasure not to have to knit a poorly designed and written piece of twaddle. And I’ve met my share of those.

I’m working hard to get my capelet done for mailing to NY; a few minor corrections and ripping and I hate heavy wool in summer, but what can you do. I sent a proposal in to another place yesterday, but haven’t heard back. I’m wondering if it was because my “fashion sketch” resembled Zelda Fitzgerald on a bad bender. Oh well; if they don’t take it, I’ll submit elsewhere. It’s a great design (sketch be damned) in a great yarn (Blue Sky Alpaca Skinny Cotton in Gardenia) and is a good jump start on Spring fashion.

Have I mentioned I hate dentists? Three guesses where I was today.



  1. Gina · July 22, 2009

    Oh that Lulu! I don’t know what little cake is either, but it sounds as if it could be a bit naughty. Which is fitting given that these patterns made my panties moist.

  2. Gina · July 22, 2009

    Oh, and I love the doodads. I think they make the hat, although the styling is sublime and not to be underestimated as part of the swoon factor.

  3. Rachael · August 4, 2009

    Speaking of doodads, does chick in Old Moor have a real, live possum hanging out on her neck? That’s quite the accessory. I’ve never really looked at any of her patterns, so thanks for the taste.

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