i hope that everyone had a good holiday. mine was relatively relaxing. i managed to finish a sweater before 2009 ends.
Pattern: Pas de Valse from Twist Collective, size XS
Yarn: Sanguine Gryphon Skinny Bugga in Tomato Frog, 3 skeins
Needles: #6 knitpicks harmonies
Hook: H aluminum crochet hook
Started: November 2, Finished: December 22
i ended up with 103g of yarn leftover. i knit the sleeves 2 sizes larger and they are still really tight. i also decreased every 8 rows and shortened the sleeve length by 2 inches. i like the style and it's comfortable to wear. if i were to do it again, i'd knit a larger size, make the sleeve caps even bigger and use a yarn that doesn't require alternating skeins. oddly enough one of the things i liked best about the pattern was the myriad of ways it could be worn, but being lazy i'll probably only ever wear it open like in the first picture.
i put it down for a long while b/c gifts got in the way and i got bored, but i'm considering making another one in the distant future. malabrigo sock in black would be a nice choice.
post-washing, skinny bugga at this gauge has a nice blurry halo. i love the rich red. it makes a nice lightweight sweater that is still reasonably warm. i would use it for another sweater, but only if all skeins are the same dyelot.