Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Patterns for tall women, or why I'll never knit this masterpiece

I'm about 50. I'm about 5 foot 2. And while I have the eyes of blue, I'll never knit the Vest of Many Colors.
I love the Vest of Many Colors.
I love the light on the model's hair in the image presented.
I love the way her hair and the vest swing together.
I love the green shirt beneath the vest of many colors.
I love the big necklace.
The big sunglasses.
That purse that she's swinging around with the hair and the vest.
I love her blue jeans.
I used to have long hair.
I loved to swing it around.
I loved to put it up.
I felt very earthy with my long hair.
(*sigh, it took me 3 years to grow it good and long,)

Almost everyone agreed it wasn't a good look for me....
I would without a doubt, look ridiculous in the vest of many colors

Do I love it because I cannot have it?
Do you have a pattern you love that you cannot have?
I think we all do.

Maybe I love the vest of many colors because it was created by
Valentina Devine.
That is her name. I love her name.
I am not Valentina
I'm barely Kathaleena

Fill this in:
Oh she's so short. She looks so good in ............

I'll talk to you in the comments. :)


Ling said...

That made me laugh!! I suffer from the illusion that I'm tall (about 5'8") but I'm actually 5'1". I'm constantly attracted to patterns for tall, skinny people.

I'm sure I'll find us some good patterns for us, not so tall gals!

Anonymous said...

Hee! I'm 5'8", but I'll never knit it even though it's lovely because it would take me the rest of my life!

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

Iam 5 foot 2 and 3/4 inches tall;)and would look well goofy in this cute coat but it is lovely:)Hugs Darcy

Grace said...

Oh she;s so short She looks so good in a ...........large man's shirt with his tie for belt/sash

The vest is beautiful but when you are as big as I am 5 9 1/2 weighing uptitty hundreds of gazillion pounds then you just can't where that many colors at once, you just can't!!

Anonymous said...

.....skorts. Ok, it rhymes at least. I so want to wear a coat of many colors like that, but shoot with 70 degree temps in February, long wool coats are simply not appealing.

Timiae said...

I feel you here. I'm 5'2" also and am not as in-shape as these models. I have the hardest time finding clothes, much less making them (C'mon! I want to see pictures of these knitted items on girls like "the rest of us" and not super-tall, super-skinny girls!).

Bianca said...

I can imagine why you are not knitting this one. It is going to weigh heavy and you must take care of your arm.

Jennifer said...

Hehehe. I think you're right. Sometimes we're drawn to something that simply isn't us. Lace is that way for me. I want to knit it because it's an area of knitting I really haven't delved into... but there's a reason. I'm NOT a lacy gal. So I look at lace books, I take a lace class, I buy the yarn, I buy the patterns and then I remember. "Hey. You don't actually like lace"

See, you're not alone.

Anonymous said...

"I feel your pain"!!! I get the short jokes all the time. You see, I'm 4' 11"! That many bold colors and that heavy a vest would make me look like, well, an Arabian tent in the middle of the desert. ;) But, yes, there are many things that I would love to wear that I can't and won't.

Anonymous said...

She looks so good in stilettos! I'm 5'10" and have never been able to wear stilettos without looking like Amazon Woman.

I can't imagine myself wearing the long multi-color vest, but I would love to be able to knit a lace shawl to wear.

Unknown said...

I'm 5'10" and I still don't think I could pull that off.

Elaine said...

Yikes - I love it. I used to be very tall and thin but am working my way down in height and up in weight (sigh).

Where is the pattern from? I tried looking on Rav but couldn't find it under that name.

I'd modify it a lot but I do tend to knit things with lots of different colors in them.

rita said...

Oh my. I'm 5'9" and it would take YEARS to knit that! In my head I'm about 5'3" and weigh 90 pounds, but we both know that's not true.

I'd love to have a modular jacket, but that ain't happening either.

rita said...

And how funny--it's Elaine's jacket that I want, and there she is right above me!

kathy b said...

the Pattern is in All Garter ALl the time. A book I got from my valentine swapper Kristen!

Elaine said...

How weird. I googled it, looked on Amazon, looked in Ravelry and the book does not seem to exist. Who's the author? Now I NEED it. Like really NEED to see the pattern :-)

kathy b said...


Sorry sorry. It is Great Garter Stitch. Jean leinhauser and Rita Weiss.

You go garter girl!

Elaine said...

Thanks. Now I'm on a quest to see the pattern in the flesh. I generally design my own patterns but get inspiration by looking at other's patterns. Although I always disliked garter stitch, since I've discovered Hanne Falkenberg's designs, I'm changed my mind and have knit a number of things similar to hers. I'll see what the local bookstores have (HA HA HA)

Anonymous said...

Where where where can I get this amazing cloak? Oh wow. wow. wow. I have the long hair and big sunglasses to match!

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