Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Hourglass Sweater

Although it doesn’t seem like I have been knitting, I really, really have. I started and finished the hourglass sweater from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I thought I had ordered some maroon ON Line Marley superwash wool from elann.com. When it came, I saw I had ordered some sort of beige color by accident. Damn you dropdown menu!

I couldn’t use the boring yarn for the sweater I had planned, which was the Chicknits Cutaway sweater, but with some adjustments so it looked like a sweater I saw at Anthropologie. SOOOO, I decided to make my first attempt at a regular, non summery knit. It turned out pretty good. A little big, but I think I can shrink it a bit if I wash it again, but on warm. The neck is a tad Flashdance, even with adding some extra rows because I had been warned, but I really like boat necks, so I am sure I will wear it. I think it will fit better once I get a boatneck long-sleaver to wear under it.

The color was too boring, so I decided to make some flair. I was looking at a Boden catalog and saw some cute flower pins. Why buy what you can make? I stopped at JoAnn Fabrics on the way home from work, raided the remnant bin of all sturdy fabric that wasn’t totally butt ugly, and viola! Flower pins. I have a ton of fabric, so I think everyone I know is going to be getting some of these whether they like it or not.

Totally on a side note, for those of you who did not watch The Office tonight, I feel sorry for you. You are missing out on the funniest TV show EVER.


OORANOS said...
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marita said...

Kick butt!!! I love it! What took me 6 months to make, took you less than one. You are my hero!!!

BTW I am loving that flower pattern you gave me. I am making everyone knitted/felted flower pins for Christmas. I think that everyone will get them in many cool bright colors.