So, here is the second post in Finished Object (FO) week that was kicked off Sunday with my father’s socks. In an effort to make up for my shameless slagging on posting, I’m promising a few nifty pics of finished objects that have been languishing in my camera for awhile.
But here is the true rockstar of the week Well, there is quite a story here…
It started with the yarn–how many knitting stories start with the yarn, eh? In May of LAST YEAR, I was in L.A. on a business trip and was determined to check out the Knit Cafe in West Hollywood. My sweetie had just bought me the book for my birthday and I completely fell in love with the charming projects and the kick-ass author who shunned her high stress job to start a family and later, the knitting shop.
I met the author, Suzan Mischer, who by the way rocks and is an old-skool English knitter. The shop was everything I hoped it would be–cozy, great yarn, and best of all great people. Truly, love at first sight. And as with any great gushing love affair I tossed money around like a mad woman. I spent more on yarn than I did on my wedding dress in less than an hour of shopping. I had fallen madly for Babe yarn–it took my breath away and I wanted to use it to make the slouchy cardigan–in this gorgeous green. Oh, and let’s tip the edges with that adorable pink. Yeah! And with the twisted sister yarn recommended for the project not available yet, the yummy Babe yarn would be the perfect solution. Becuae I wanted to make this sweater BADLY.
Unfortunately there was a small hiccup in that fact that the finished product book measurements were much smaller than my measurements, so I felt the need to make some adjustments. But I did start to knit it. Oh yes….
See progress–I even got involved with the slouchy cardigan KAL. Yeah!
Wait, there’s more….
Aw, yeah–that’s the ticket!
But then it turned out to be too big–size wise and pain in the ass wise, so I bagged it and started knitting like a million baby sweaters for my rabbit-like friends. Look at it so sad, suffocating in a ziplop bag hanging out in my yarn stash.
But about a month ago, I got the urge again. And I took it out to see this:
Well, that won’t do–let’s get down to brass tacks. And after some intense frogging, we ended up with this:
And in no time I knit it up again, but this time join the sleeves to make it seamless and give it more of a slouchy appeal. And a rejigged the hood as well using all of my cleverness and did it like a turned sock heel, so I could have the tipped edge in pink.
Hereit is stretched out in all of its blocking goodness.
And here it is finished
I like the tipping and it is SOO soft. But the sides droop a bit too much for me. But it’s perfect to pull on over a nightgown on a Sunday morning. I would take a picture of me in it, but I just look so unkempt in my night gown.
A parting shot…
Stay tuned for another project tomorrow. Yeah!