Sunday, June 11, 2006

A Finished Hourglass

Thank you for all your kind words of suport during my knitless time! My hands are all better now (lots of baking, not too much cooking) and I’m back on the needles. I had a great time meeting up with the Spiders last night for a mini yarn crawl and some knitting at the Point!

The big knitting news around here is that I finally finished my hourglass sweater! Check it out…



And a closeup of the sleeve…



I used some very slubby mystery cotton purchased during my yarn binge in Argentina. My gauge was totally off and, instead of doing lots of nasty math, I just knitted the XS size (I’m normally a M) and hoped for the best. Amazingly, this resulted in a nearly perfect fit. I lengthened the sleeves to fit my monkey arms and added a few extra decrease rows to prevent the “Flashdance-shoulder” commonly experienced with this pattern. I’m already plotting my next hourglass, but not before I finish my secret mystery super-urgent World Cup knitting project, to be revealed shortly.

10 comments:

Mintyfresh said...

The Hourglass pattern is so straightforward, it's nice that you gave it visual interest with the yarn! Excellent job. Happy to see you back knitting.

Ashley said...

Woot! Woot! It looks awesome. I love the slubby yarn.

Iraida said...

Your hourglass looks wonderful! Math schmath :-D

Veronique said...

Oh, I think I know what the super secret project is!... Does it involve yarn you just bought at the Point?

--Deb said...

It looks just wonderful!!

Ashley said...

PS Beware the second hourglass second-sleeve-slump! Love, someone who knows.

lisa said...

The Hourglass looks great!! That pattern was perfect for that yarn. Can't wait to see the mystery pattern!

The DeDe said...

Girl, it is beautiful. I love the yarn and I love the way it fits on you! It's so nice that you are adapting to the new "chef's life" and still being able to knit. It is so admirable of you to take on this new exciting challenge!

Speaking of challenges are you running the marathon this year?

FemiKnitMafia said...

Wow, it looks amazing iin that yarn! Nice work!

carrie said...

i'm sorry that i missed you friday! hopefully i'll be joining you folks very soon. (and your gauge solution sounds like it worked wonders. love the sweater!)