Wednesday, February 13, 2008

finally, blog fodder

Boatneck Bluebell from Fitted Knits
i got rolled up in a big ball of selfishness, and i decided what i really need in life is another sweater for me. this one is the boatneck bluebell from fitted knits. i'm using noro silk garden in colorway 203 on #8 knitpicks circs. i'm knitting the 33" size and i've used 7 balls of yarn so far.

i added extra hip increases and maybe 2 more inches of length to the body, but it flares out unattractively when i put it on. i'm going to finish the sleeves and give it a good wet block, and if it still fits weirdly, i'll rip back. this is my first time knitting both sleeves at once. i like the idea, but it's awkward when the sleeves are already attached to the body. i hate to say this, but i think i might need longer than 40" cords. *sigh*

after i finish my selfish sweater, i swear i am going to go back to spicy's. not that he has said a word about it to me, but i imagine a hint of sadness in his eyes that winter is drawing to a close (though it doesn't feel like it right now--brandishing a fist at the single digit temps) and he doesn't have his sweater yet.

i got my spring IK in the mail and i'm in the love-it camp. even though the cute flirty cardigans are rather similar, there are enough details to distinguish them and i, for one, adore cute flirty cardigans. i can't make up my mind which one to knit. i'm trying to utilize yarn i have in the stash, but one major weakness of the stash is that i have very few warm-weather appropriate yarns. i was thinking about cotton-ease for the holly jacket. of course, i don't have any cotton-ease, but at least it's affordable and readily available. or i could use my pink rowan calmer for either the sylph or flutter-sleeve cardigans. or i could be a horrible person and use the cotton fleece i have earmarked for my dad's sweater/vest/whatever even though the color isn't great for me. that is what dye is for.

or i could suck it up and finish spicy's sweater. by the time i'm done, i'll probably have moved on to something else.

7 comments:

  1. Knitting a sweater for yourself is not selfish! Only you and few others can really appreciate hand knitting, so sweaters must be saved for those few.... :) Enjoy and dont feel guilty!

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  2. That's beautiful - I love that shade of Silk Garden. And what's the point of knitting if you can't make something for yourself!

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  3. Ha ha, now you know why so many sweaters never get done here...I have my heart set on them but vow only to knit them when I finish whatever project I have going on first. And well yeah, like you said--I move on to the next thing.

    Like the sweater. WIsh my noro came out looking that good!

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  4. It's freaking adorable as is. Maybe you shouldn't put it on?

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  5. I can see all you North-easterners are starved for color! That's probably why you just had to knit something besides a boy sweater. Is his in a typical 'male pattern blandness' color like gray?

    ;-)

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  6. Selfish smelfish. Knitting for yourself should be the norm. Knitting for others is a *gift.* After all, if you were a cook and made food for yourself, would that be selfish?

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  7. I think that the noro choice is inspired, I'm sure that pattern is going to look much better with the stripes. can't wait to see it all finished up!

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