I have an announcement to make:
I love Norah Gaughan
well not LOVE love
... but I could honestly say that I adore her design sensibilities, her scientific curiosity, her mathematical abilities.
Her Knitting Nature is a fabulous read and not just for the knitting ... who knew Phylotaxis was so fascinating?
I will admit to never having actually finished one of her designs but the Brea Bag is THIS close, [ imagine that said in Maxwell Smart voice with appropriate finger gestures. ]
and now a small side journey - did you know that Gaughan is pronounced Gorn? Like Vaughan but with a G ? The inner voice was pronouncing it Gay-gan.
Anyway, moving on: when I got an email this morning alerting me to a new free Norah pattern, I was over there quicker than you could say " Bob's your auntie's live in lover" [ extra points if you get the pop culture reference ] with the expectation of something wonderful.
don't like it
if it was just the yarn or the colour I disliked - well - I could see past that, but am I alone in thinking that anyone bigger than a size 8 is going to look like an elephant? an elephant wearing saddlebags?
ETA okay maybe it IS just me. I checked Lotus on Ravelry and 49 people have queued it and 2 have cast on already.
ETA some more - just checked again and in the last hour the queued number has dropped back to 42 - so I guess a few people have thought twice about whether it really is for them. Ve-rr-ry in-ter-est-ing.