Tuesday, January 10, 2006
The Curse of the Goddess of Warmer Weather Sweater
Finally, a picture of the Brioche Rib Turtleneck in Artful Yarns Shakespeare! This is my Goddess of Warmer Weather Sweater. (And in real life, the sweater goes much better with those pants. The color of blue in the sweater matches the pants exactly. I swear I'm not colorblind.) Last year I got all the pieces done and was ready to do the seaming and the turtlenecking right when it got warm. So in the Ziploc bag it went. Since I've finished it this year, it's been unseasonably warm and I've worn it only once (and almost broke out into a sweat whilst doing so). And I didn't think to take it to Disneyworld, where it was in the 40s and low 50s on Friday and Saturday.
Overall, I like this sweater. The yarn is soft and pretty, although as I said before, it was a bitch to work with because of its fragility. The pattern was super easy, but not incredibly boring due to the brioche rib. I really like the brioche rib; however, the stitch makes the turtleneck be a TURRRRRTLEneck. I kinda feel like a look a little space age-y. I guess I could've picked up less stitches and it wouldn't have been as big of a turtleneck, but then it might've looked like a neckbrace.
Here's a closeup shot of the brioche rib on the sleeve. Someone told me to use a lifeline during the brioche rib because it was such a difficult stitch to do, but I didn't have any trouble with it. Maybe I'm THAT good of a knitter. Ha!
In other knitting news, I won a contest! Another one! I participated in the Hand Knitted Gift KAL that Alison hosted, and yesterday she put everyone who had earned a gold star into a hat to randomly draw for prizes. (Well, she just put our names into a hat - putting everyone into a hat would've been a logistical nightmare.) I won a ball of Rowan Calmer in white. Yippee for me! Anyone who knows me knows that I am a Rowan Whore, so I am excited about this. I've got a couple of balls (hee hee - I said "couple of balls") of Calmer in my stash already, so I can add this one to it and see what neat project I can add to my To Knit list!