Compulsive Knitter

June 26, 2005

And now for something completely different…

Filed under: knitting — Marie @ 7:23 pm

…actual knitting content and finished objects!

I am happy to present a finished peppermint twist:

peppermint-twist.jpg

And it only took me a year to finish… Oh well, I can blame it on the dark green yarn I ran out of shortly before finishing both the front and back pieces. I was going to take a picture of the leftover yarn (but this entry will already be picture-heavy) – there is very little left of any of the colors, except for the main color (the color of the arms). I must have at least 3 balls of that color left at home. I dunno how I miscalculated what I needed so badly, but from now on I will approach any yarn substitutions for patterns with stripes with more caution!

Here’s a before shot, taken earlier this week. I had sewn the second sleeve to the front and back, but had yet to sew up the side.

twist-before.jpg

I am pleased with the fit of the sweater – I think it has a much better fit than my first effort, the chevron rib tank. It is snug, but I don’t like things loose, as I think they just make me look bigger. Perhaps some would think stripes on a large chest like mine is indecent, but to hell with it – if you’ve got it, you might as well flaunt it, I say.

Yesterday I visited Knit Happens and came away some great yarn:

stashclapotis.jpg

I got seven skeins of Noro Silk Garden for a clapotis, which as you can tell, I have already started. I don’t think I’ll be able to put it down. I’m already hankering to start dropping stitches on purpose. Also pictured is one skein of Shepherd Sock, which will become as many pairs of baby socks as I can squeeze out of it. (Should be three at least.) I have to admit, after handling the yarn myself (it’s soooo soft!), I’d love to make a pair of socks myself in them! I also bought a copy of At Knit’s End and just forgot to include it. It’s sitting on the coffee table, as I happily peruse it whenever I get a chance. In summary, I love all my purchases – normally I would consider them extravagant, but isn’t this what birthdays are for?

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3 Comments »

  1. your peppermint twist looks fantastic. such great colors! i just love that pattern and gotta knit that some time soon. love those strips.

    Comment by froggy — June 27, 2005 @ 5:52 am

  2. I love the sweater, it really looks great on you! I’m glad you got to finish it (are you SURE you aren’t knitting at the Smithsonian….?). What is that delicious sherbert-colored yarn in the twisted skein that is in that picture of your Clapotis???? Keep the posts comiing….

    Comment by andrea — June 30, 2005 @ 4:38 pm

  3. I absolutetly love the green-stripped sweater!

    Comment by Brianna — July 1, 2005 @ 4:07 pm


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