Wednesday, January 31, 2007

5,000 hits and 36 hours


36 hour sweater
Originally uploaded by Needleworks, Inc..

Allow me to present to you The 36 Hour Sweater!

Knit from: Noro Kureyon, color 170. 6 skeins

Knit with: 2 size 9 addi turbos, 24"

Time to knit: 36 hours, one X-files marathon, one knitting birthday party at The Point, one viewing each of In Her Shoes, Heros, Rome and Extras.

I used Barbara Walker's book, Knitting from the Top to create the guidelines for 36. I say "guidelines" because there's not really a pattern. Those of you who are familiar with Barbara Walker will know what I'm saying. She gives you a basic formula and then talks you through creating your own unique sweater, from the types of increases to do (yarn-overs) to the neckline (v-neck). There is nothing left wanting. I highly, highly recommend it.

(Needleworks Inc. is celebrating it's 5,000 view! Yay! I know I'm no Yarn Harlot, but that sounds like a lot to my ears.)

6 comments:

Jessica said...

Wow, very impressive--both the sweater and the hits! I've never timed a sweater before, but 36 sounds pretty fast to me. :)

MUDNYC said...

It looks great! It was good to see you at The Point however briefly last week -- I miss that place, and all who tread there...

Veronique said...

What a cute sweater! What is the self-striping that got you to knit so fast? I know I always look forward to the next color...

Ravi Ahmad said...

Dude! I found your blog :) I'm so jealous of your Noro sweater. I want my Iro sweater to be done now now now. Also jealous of your photos. My digital camera is a million years old and has about 3 pixels per inch. Must upgrade. The handknits deserve better :) Ravi

Macoco said...

36 hours? So speedy! I like how the stripes came out and the touches of yellow/orange in there.

Lisa said...

Love the stripey-ness!!