Thursday, November 1, 2007

This little Pidgey went to market...

A simple elegant idea, quite nifty in reality. But certainly not new, and certainly not at this price. Ye gods and little fishes, they charge over $275 for this 4x24-inch piece of knitting. Yes, it's cashmere, yes, it utilizes buttons from a wood not normally used (olivewood), but come on!

To be fair, I have to give them kudos for a slick marketing campaign and the ability to appeal to the "gotta have it now and only if it's obscenely overpriced" crowd. Makes me wish I had thought of it first.

But basically, this is not a new pattern or idea, any more than a scarf or sock or sweater is. And I've been itching to try the linen stitch, so I'll be making a pidge (or midge, smidge, neck cozy, etc) or two as Christmas gifts.


sarah lou said...

hey if you work something out, let me know. i can think of a few people i know who would enjoy these, too! let me know!! :)

DragonsChest said...

Thanks for the comment, Sarah Lou!! Actually, I just co 30 stitches, and have knitted about an inch last night in the linen stitch. I am very pleased with how it's looking.

I'll continue knitting for about 21 1/2 inches, then pop in two buttonholes, knit another inch and a bit, and viola! A faux Pidge (or smidge, midge...) is born.