Friday, May 05, 2006

Couture Knitwear

I'm so out, I'm out. Out of style, out of fashion, that is. You get to a certain place in your life and it's just not a priority, if it ever really was.

Since I've been working from home these past few months, for the first time in my life I've had the opportunity to watch Oprah with some regularity. It's a guilty pleasure, though, and I inwardly (and sometimes outwardly) cringe to admit it. My knee-jerk reaction to Oprah-watchers has always been, in years past, one of condescension and scorn. And now I'm one of them. Shudder. But now I understand a little more about why she's as influential, successful and powerful as she is.

All that is a preface to explain my next sentence.

Yesterday, Oprah had members of the Missoni family on her show. Apparently, these folks are the end-all, be-all of couture knitwear. Who knew? Certainly not I! As a new knitter, it was very interesting for me to watch as they gave viewers an inside peek at their designs, their design process, and their factory full of ginormous knitting machines, (how fun are those to watch?!) I had no idea that there was such a thing as couture knitwear. I'm not sure that their stuff is my taste, (if I even have any taste), but it's definitely colorful and fun, and apparently the celebrities love it.

Who knew?


DustBunniesCanWait said...

And to think I gave away all my '80's big shirts and leggings. Of course they were ugly then and ugly still.

Why can't the fashionistas bring back clothes that are actually flattering? Is that to much to ask?

Ranger Susie said...

Umm. Ick? Why did the 80s have to return?

So how was MSW??