Wednesday, February 22, 2006

When will that gold medal be up, anyway?

Today I:
  • have had coffee. Lots of it.

My First Sweater

Pattern: "Lara" from Debbie Bliss Silk Alpaca

Yarn: Lots of "coal" Wool of the Andes from KnitPicks

Size: 32" (I am a 34", but the pattern runs large)

Gauge: 18s = 4"/10 cm on US #8 dpns and straights.

I'm not certain what to say about this pattern. It was simultaneously difficult and easy. It's easy to work a sweater all in one piece, and it's difficult to understand the very concise explanation of exactly how that is supposed to happen after a couple screwdrivers. There were some definitely weird maneuvers in this pattern that could probably be eliminated without any ill effects. That said, it was an easy knit. I would do it again.

Especially now that I know I can do a simple sweater in nine days. Whoo - ha!

Last night, I:

  • had stir-fried broccoli and mushrooms with rice for dinner
  • drank a lot of water
  • worked a little on the Fugly Socks
  • watched The Upside of Anger


Jeanette said...

Congrats on winning a gold from someone who won't win a medal!

Titine24 said...

The jacket-like sweater looks excellent on you!! It has mandarin-collar-like ethos about it. Is that intentional, or do I detect hints of your language class coming through? Are you considering some type of front-closure, or letting it drape elegantly as it seems to being doing on your frame? Great job!!

Lissy said...

The sweater is divine, and love the new 'do. Now put a smile on that face, mister, or do I have to come over there and poke you with a dpn? ;P

veganknitter said...

I really love that sweater, it has a very clean look to it.