Saturday, January 13, 2007

do not adjust your monitor


mystery sweater
Originally uploaded by Needleworks, Inc..

These photos are really poor. Master P and I tried and tried to get a decent shot and then, eventually, gave up.

This is the long languishing Mystery Sweater. I couldn't start 2007 with a clear conscious without finishing her, so I finally dug in and knit the last 6 inches of the ribbed sleeve.

This was knit from anonnymous cashmere that was gifted to me by and old friend. I think it came from Italy.

Mystery Sweater began life as Bad Penny from Knitty.com. I had nearly finished her when I realized that, first, she was going to be much too big and , second, I was going to have a lot of yarn left over. I ripped her back about half way and did some major decreases too get her to fit around the middle, then finished the rest of the body in a 3x3 rib on tiny, tiny needles. I had plenty of yarn to make the sleeves match the overall shape of the body. So the end result is a kind of vintage-y, doleman sleeve design. Knit from the top down all in one piece, I used two circular needles on one sleeve and the magic loop on the other.

Mystery Sweater really helped me understand design and the idea that nothing in knitting is permanent. She also taught me a few new techniques. I will probably only ever knit from the top down ever again!

I think this one's a winner. Don't you? How could you tell with these crappy pictures anyway?

2 comments:

gleek said...

from what i can tell, it fits you well and is a luscious pink color :) i love it!

Jessica said...

Ooh, to be wrapped in pick cashmere! It looks wonderful. :)