I made some good progress on the USM sweater – I knitted up the front and back, and basted the shoulders together so I could try it on. Here it is…
J laughed his head off and said that I looked like Barney Rubble!
Nice. You can see what I supportive knitting environment I live in. It’s a wonder I knit at all. And you can be sure that I don't knit anything for that ungrateful wretch J. In fact, he lives in fear of hand knitted garments. When he is being particularly pesky (daily) I threaten him with reindeer sweaters and pom pom hats.
Nevertheless, I see his point - hopefully when I add the neck (a deep U neck edged in green) it will resemble Barney's vest-dress a little bit less. And I think I should probably add some sleeves, no? One question though - will the green neck edging, green bottom trim and green sleeve tips be too cutesy matchey? Keep in mind that my typical outfit is black with accents of gray. I could do the U neck edging in brown instead, if that would look less dopey. I'm just not sure, but I'm hoping to play around with it a bit more tonight. Until then, Yabba Dabba Doo!
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