Monday, September 10, 2007

Final Fantasy

Flight of Fantasy

designed by Sharon Winsauer

(she of Heere Be Dragone Fame)


You can purchase the pattern directly from Sharon for $15. It's a PDF download, so there are no shipping charges.

I can't decide if I like it enough to knit it. What do you think?

31 comments:

GretchenX said...

I hate to say this, because it's really cute, but...

Isn't it going to look silly when you fold it up to wear it? I can't think of a way to wear it that isn't going to ruin all the work put into knitting it.

BadCatDesigns said...

I could imagine knitting it and hanging it in my daughter's room (but I could never actually focus long enough to knit a design like that. It would drive me bonkers.) I think the designer is brillant though...

2trees said...

I like it , but not enough to knit it.
Definitely an art piece, not really wearable.

Janice in GA said...

Now see, I didn't actually think the Dragone shawl looked that wearable. Yeah, it's triangular, so you will actually be able to SEE the pattern when you wear it, but it's looks so pointy on the corners that it kinda put me off.

Maybe I could knit it in heavier yarn as an afghan?

Opal said...

I'm really ambivalent about this pattern. It's beautiful, but I see it as more of a wall hanging then a wearable shawl.

Cheryl, the jungian Knitter said...

Ehhhh... I don't think so.

coral-seas said...

Ok, I'm not really a knitter so my thoughts may not count. When I first saw it I thought it was wonderful for a wall hanging or throw. Then I went to the web site (by the way, the link did not work for me) and there were shawls on there that I would love to knit if only I could!

CA

AnneV said...

I'm not even thinking - I already purchased it. However, even looking at this photo, there are quite a lot of things I'm going to change. The wings don't look too good, do they? And what's with the horse's tail? It looks like the head of a werewolf or something similar, attached to the rear end of this beautiful creature.

It is a showpiece, and I just can't resist the challenge, no matter how unwearable it may be.

CrazyFiberLady said...

It's pretty, but I wouldn't knit it, certainly not as a shawl.

Dave said...

I think the tail is ... strange. Looks like the horse has gas or something. And there's a lot of ... air. I mean, between the earth and the clouds and around the horse. I really like most of the other stuff Sharon has done -- love the Dragone, and the Filigree and the Snowflake -- but this one just doesn't quite sit right with me for some reason.

Donna said...

it Sharon's Fern Garden Stole, and I love it, the Dragone is at the top of my "Coming up" lost, but this one just doesn't do it for me. It's gorgeous, there's so much work involved, and I appreciate her talent, but I wouldn't knit it.

Donna said...

Bah! Not sure what happened to the start of my comment. It should have said "I knit Sharon's Fern Garden Stole..."

Anonymous said...

Lori-who-can't-remember-her google- password said...
I've not been able to be on these here innernets for a bit. What I have most looked forward to is reading all your back posts. You've made me laugh with your wonderful tales of Harry and ya'll's adventures at a time when there's not a whole lot funny around here. Thanks, Fleegle. You may now receive your Eagle Scout Badge for "unbeknownst do-goodery."
About that shawl...please don't.

Karla (ThreadBndr) said...

Not feeling the love for this one that I have for Dragone. Part of that is the unwearableness of it. Square shawls are meant to be folded on the diagonal, for the most part.

Also not liking the tail weirdness and the way the texture of 'cloud and hill' just don't relate to the rest of the design.

If I want to do something that pictorial, I'll weave a tapestry or stitch another Teresa Wentzler design.

Laritza said...

I don't like it. In general I don't like figures in knits. That's me here

Courtney said...

I like it but not enough to knit it.

nurhanne said...

Tail and wings look a bit odd to me, but even if they didn't, I still don't see this as a shawl. Wall hanging maybe. Clever design though.

fleegle said...

Dear Anonymous Lori Who Forgot Her Password:

I won't. The yarn I set aside for it years ago when I first heard about it will now be used for Sharon's Snowflake shawl. I just don't feel the love. Or like.

Spike said...

Ditto ditto--it's not wearable. As an afghan for my 14 year-old niece, yes. But no, not as a shawl or something on my bod.

Fancy Pants said...

It has some pretty elements to it but it is definitely NOT my kinda thing. I agree with everyone else about its unwearability. The Dragons shawl was beautiful, especially when I saw your finished shawl but this is just...weird, especially the flaming tail stuff...

PenCraft said...

You are such a talented knitter. You have the ability to take unusualy complex patterns and make them even more complex and beautiful--when you take Harry's advice. :)

Why on earth would you knit this? Sure, it's kind of a cool design for a high school girl--or boy as the case may be. But for you? No way! I much prefer to see you knit the patterns Harry picks.

fleegle said...

Dear PenCraft--

Harry didn't like it either. He snorted when he saw the design, which apparently lacked spider webs.

Then he dropped six more designs on my foot before taking off for his poker game. He is keeping me busy, I must say.

Kenny said...

Shit!!!! What the hell??!?!?!? Is that lace? Gosh, I would knit it in a heartbeat!!!!!! Does she need a test knitter?

June said...

Not really my cup of tea either - I wouldn't put the time into this one -

Lucy said...

I thought it was striking when I first looked at it but it doesn't grab me neither. Too much black! The tail is definitely weird too and it doesn't measure up to the wonderful spider shawl! Love all those beautiful yarns you are swatching though!! Happy Knitting!

LittleBerry said...

nice to hang on a wall, but no I wouldn't knit it... I think you'd get bored knitting it and I don't think you'd feel like you were lace knitting despite using a lace yarn....

Jane said...

I got sent that notice in my E-Mail too but I have not even started my Dragone pattern yet. I have to say that I have no idea how you could actually wear it and still see the pattern but it might still be fun for you to knit it. I don't get the same buzz off it as for the Dragone though.

MaggieB said...

I'm in the no crowd, though I agree with some that it would make an interesting wall hanging.

oh, and you'll be glad to know that there are 6 (yes, 6) balls of the cashmere silk Yubina winging -- no, that would be slow-boating, wouldn't it-- their way to me. :)

Arachnera said...

I'm not real crazy about it either. I think I've been looking at the picture too long, too, because the horse's tail thing is beginning to look like a set of small wings attached to the forehead of a wig.

Batty said...

Oh, wow. I don't think I'd wear this. I think I'd hang it on my wall.

Cait said...

It is striking, and my kids would love it as a throw... but I have too many other projects for this to hit the MUST DO list :)