I have spent the past week and a half completely immersed in the writing of Stephanie Pearl McPhee. I read her book in a few days and didn’t have enough so I started reading through the archives of her blog: http://www.yarnharlot.ca. Since I’ve just finished the most enormous creative knitting endeavor of my life, I really can’t help but do a little knitting blog post of my own. Whether or not it sticks is completely arbitrary, so don’t get your hopes up. But you can enjoy looking at:
This sweater was inspired by a view of a sunset behind the adirondack mountains while driving home from our honeymoon with my dearest of dh’s. It’s made with Manos de Uruguay, and all things considered, I’m quite pleased with how it turned out.
Things I learned while making this sweater:
-Triangle skirts really aren’t that clever.
-My bust is in fact bigger than my waist.
-You cannot, in fact, knit intarsia in the round.
-12 skeins of 100$ wool cannot be made into a “3 season outfit” no matter how you arrange it.
-Manos is so wonderful I could knit the same project in it over and over again and never get bored. ee!!!
Of course, it only took about five minutes of sewing the last sleeve on and determining that it was the way I wanted it that I cast on a swatch for my next project. After a ridiculous amount of waffling, I started on this:
Ten points if you know how this is going to be constructed. I’ve no idea if it’s going to look anything but weird. But I can’t help trying weird things.. soon I will give up being innovative and cast on a nice, boring, stockinette stitch project that actually tries to be the same gauge as is called for. But I’m going to do this crazy thing first.
Oh and yes, I have watched five seasons of Stargate in the time since my last post.