Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Pumped Up

 Killer Fashion Sense

Hedra Carlson was just looking for a place to call home.  Luckily she found Allie, a Single White Female, seeking to share her Manhattan apartment with same. Once "Hedy" moves in the fun really starts.  To get on Allie's good side, she brings home a puppy which she later "allows" to die when she and Allie have a falling out cuz Hedy's got some major identity issues.  Hedy goes on a rampage, raging and killing willy nilly, the most memorable of these is when she kills Allie's boyfriend with the heel of her stiletto.  Classy!

August's installment included a 4 oz./280 yd. skein of DBS Dirty Blonde Superwash DK in the "Killer Fashion Sense" colorway, a homemade cafe-mocha nom, an adorable smoky topaz stitch marker from Toluca Knit Jewelry. 

The colorway was inspired by Allie's 90s era New York City business-savvy wardrobe of neutral tones, which Hedra so desperately tried to emulate.  However, when the brown, grays and tan mixed together in the skein, it looks more like metals than tweed and linen, which makes this particular Mean Girl very happy.  I love me some bronze, pewter & gold.  
Also included in the installment is an exclusive original pattern from Ars Velleris Designs.

Stiletto is an easy slipped stitch sock pattern which beautifully shows off this glorious heavier-weight yarn.  Elizabeth "Zardra" Borchardt is a new and promising designer, and a fellow Mean Girl, and has outdone herself with this gorgeous design!

Additional Pattern Recommendations

Lattice Boot Topper/Leg Warmers by Tonya Rowe
Arrowhead Lace Cowl II by Gretchen Tracy
Frilled Sweater Dress by Janette Jeffares
Milk and Honey Shawl by Pam Jemelian
Staggered by Wooly Wormhead
Edina by Claire Devine
Neried by Nicole Feller-Johnson
Crocodile Clutch by Nichole Dalton