Beans & Cornbread

A Texas girl eats and knits her way across crabby old New England

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

wow, i've been so delinquent in my blogging since school started. but that doesn't mean i haven't been knitting! observe:

pattern: licorice whip, size XXXS

yarn: blue sky cotton in "ink", 5 skeins

modifications: i increased two extra stitches right after the split for the arms because i was afraid my boobies wouldn't fit (i made the smallest size because the measurements were right, but it just looks so tiny on the girl in the picture!). i also skipped the last decrease round for the sleeves.

comments: love it, love it, love it. it fits *perfectly*, and the lace pattern looks great when it's stretched out. the yarn is amazing, soft and fluffy, warm but not too warm (unless you're on a crowded subway train and you're wearing a leather jacket over the sweater. then it's waaay too warm). my only beef is that the yarn fuzzes a lot.

also, i've been testing the theory that the sweater curse does indeed apply even when knitting a different article of clothing (like, say, socks).

i've finished the socks and we're technically still together, but the prognosis is not good. hence my boo-boo lip and bright red eyes (and shiny calves?! wtf? who has shiny calves?).

pattern: thuja

yarn: artyarns supermerino in some manly blue/brown mix

comments: easy peasy, and fast. i'd never knit socks in anything but fingering-weight yarn before, so these were a nice change of pace. also, the seed stitch rib doesn't look like much in the picture, but it looks great when you put the socks on and it stretches out.

so yes, someone finally learned her lesson about knitting for boys. i'm actually considering keeping these, even though the recipient knows i'm making them (in fact, he tried the first sock on so i could make sure it fit!). i don't think he'll need me to tell him that he's ceased to deserve them. *sigh*


At 8:05 AM, Blogger Mayarn said...

I love your Licorice whip! That pattern has been on my list for a while. great stuff.

And, yeah. Definitely keep those socks for yourself. ;-)

At 11:25 AM, Blogger bradyphrenia said...

your sweater looks fabulous. great job!


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