I am feeling highly accomplished this week as I finished the menacing all STST Bolero that I complained about in the last post. All 19 inches and some ribbing came to a close on Monday night. I don't have any pictures of the sweater in action but here she is just before the finish line.
I'd like to thank the ladies in the Malabrigo Junkies forum and Addi Turbos for this accomplishment. Anyway..I actually did do a Rockyesque run around the kitchen with my fists in the air while singing "Eye of the Tiger" after casting off the final stitch.
I am in love with the sweater. It is my first real FO. The yarn was not my favorite to begin with. I allowed myself to start a project with acrylic because it was my first. In the mean time I fell in love with "better" yarns, natural fibers and even worked in my LYS. But as I finished it I really began to take to it and the entire sweater. I love it more for the pride it allows me than the actual sweater. Isn't that why we do this?
Well now I have these empty needles. Pointless waist. (lols)What makes it worse is that I have nothing that matches. I have patterns but nothing inmy stash to start them or I have stash but the wrong size needles. I cannot really buy anything else because I just purchased yarn and needles to make this sweater from Vogue Knitting Fall 2008.
Now this is not a picture from Vogue but from this
site. I hope that's enough credit to use thier picture. Well I want to make that actually into this This is from
Chickdowntown. The link takes you to a video where you can see the sweater in action. I really like this site for fashion ideas. The items are a bit expensive. In fact, this sweater isn't even offered on the site so they are just forcing my hand. Well both of them and some sticks. And thats the problem, I have no sticks. I NEED 10.5 circs and they are on thier way from the land of wienerschnitzels as we speak. The yarn will be a yummy alpaca from my LYS that my mother actually chose. Her eye is so differnt from mine but never wrong. I was going for white but she insisted I use this Bug Baby instead.. So as I impatiently await my new needles I will spend more time spinning.Here is a pic of some BFL that I was playing with last night.
Just a pic as this post is getting way tooooooo long
What an improvement from this: