ON THE FRONT PROGRESS FRONT

Just a teensy progress shot. The godron section was done last night while watching Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, so I wouldn’t be surprised if I find I did something weird and trippy and wrong with it! Lately the percentage of movies I’ve seen that include Johnny Depp has been strangely elevated. No surprise there. … Read more

BALLET PULLOVER

balletpullover

Pattern: Ballet Pullover by Teva Durham, from Summer ’04 Interweave Knits Yarn: Recycled Bulky Cotton Needles: US 11, 24″ circulars Notes: I’m reserving judgment about this sweater. Sometimes I like it, sometimes it seems kind of unflattering (the center shaping adds interest; it can also add the illusion of more belly than may actually exist). It’s … Read more

BALLET PULLOVER: HALF AND HALF

BALLET PULLOVER HALF AND HALF

So here we have the hybrid beast: the Ballet Pullover in progress, with one partially completed long sleeve and one short. (As for the body, I actually had enough yarn to make a second one in the smaller size, and it fits much better) I think short sleeves suit the pattern slightly better, which is … Read more

CASHMERE DESTINATION

CASHMERE

So there’s over 1 lb. of navy worsted weight cashmere sitting in my stash at the moment. It’s beginning to make me feel guilty: I bought it almost two years ago. A wee bit went to Chris’ Boyfriend Scarf, but there’s more than enough there for a sweater for me. Now that the USMP only … Read more

THE IN-THE-MEANTIME PROJECT

Teva Durham Ballet Pullover - Body

So after much reflection I confirmed that the USMP was beginning to stress me out, and that the main thing troubling me was having gone so long without actually finishing anything. So I set out to find (1) a fast, bulky project (2) using yarn from my stash and (3) needles I already owned. Probably … Read more

HOW ABOUT JUST A REALLY COOL VEST?

Union Square Market Pullover Body

Progress on USMP continues. I completed the body today (after another finishing-triggered swearing spell similar to that provoked by the Hourglass Sweater). It’s a bit loose on me although my gauge seems roughly correct, but not so loose as to look schlubby. I actually dig the shape of it so far. My other potential beef is that the … Read more

THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME

scoop neck cardigan

So I didn’t go to Houston. After doing some research, calling friends and contacts and aid organizations, it seemed like last week there were more volunteers than were needed. Going down there for the week would have been more for my benefit than for the benefit of those displaced by Katrina, so I instead donated … Read more

VICTORY OVER TEVA DURHAM TARTAN JACKET

TARTAN JACKET

Given my slow progress on USMP, I’m full of admiration for others who’ve completed rather complex projects of late, as you may have noticed. In line with that, check out meemster”s version of Teva Durham’s Tartan Jacket, for which the pattern ran in the classic Fall ’04 Interweave Knits. This project always struck me as super-hard, and the kind … Read more