Friday, December 21, 2007


So originally I was going to go and cast on for a Urban Homesteader Hat (check the bottom of the post for the link)...

And then the new Knitty came out...and I decided I needed a pair of Kilt Hose.

And then a cold snap came through and I became absolutely fascinated with knit coats. Luckily for me, my hands (right now anyway) wouldn't stand the tight gauge required to knit one of those coats - nor do I have the required 30+ balls of yarn ;)

Of seems I was weak because I got an email about this pattern:

and I decided I *had* to have it. I don't think I have ever been so fixated with a pattern before. I saw it, and I decided I had to knit it. Needless to say, the pattern was purchased, the yarn was secured, a wimpy swatch was knit...and I've Cast on**. I'll figure out any fitting issues as I carry on ;)

**Perhaps "I've cast on" is a little bit of an understatement...since I got the pattern (on December 11th I think), I have knit the body and the hood, then ripped back portions of the hood, then grafted the hood - only to decide that it was much much too large, to pick back out the grafting and rip the hood back about 5 inches to reknit it...this is what I get for tampering with a pattern (I've changed the hood design) - and I've become incredibly (and scarily) proficient at dropping cabled stitches back to pick them up and reknit them...I'm now on Sleeve Island with hopes of a brand new sweater for Christmas. Think I'll make it?


sharon said...

You're doing better than me. I have all the stuff to knit one with and just keep dreaming about it. However, we are home sick (again - but all of us this time) and I have finished one pair of socks (with the exception of the seams) and am over halfway through the Squatty Sidekick. Nephew's scarf is on a 'rest' period and must still start the scarf/skirt for the niece. Keep on knitting and let's see the pretty Hoodie when it is done.

Oiyi said...

Great color you chose for that sweater. I am rooting for you to finish it in time!

Anonymous said...

you are zipping throught that pattern! Think of all the new skillz you will have when you are done. Cables will fear you and tremble at your name!

chris_wass said...

Super cute pattern, and great color!