Look at this handsome young swain.
What woman in her right mind could resist such a dashing fellow impeccably turned out in full evening dress?
This gorgeous hunk is Lindsey-Brooke’s Lucky. Last weekend he sent Lucy a little love note (she let me read it) and enclosed his photo. Since then, Lucy has been fluffing up her tail even more and walking around with her nose in the air!
And look at what Lucky was seductively stretched out on!
It’s Inishmaan, knitted by L-B from wool from her stash. Here’s the back view:
And here’s a closup of the shoulder strap. Gorgeous!
I’ve always loved this design. I think it’s the only Starmore aran I’ve seen that has a different central motif for the front and back. Heck, it may be the only aran I’ve ever seen with a different central motif for front and back. Thanks for sharing, L-B!
And Now, Your Moment of Zen
With apologies to Jon Stewart.
Proof positive that I am a former space cadet:
And the flip side:
This is my cotton summer-weight Dark Side of the Moon sweater. Knitted many years ago. Probably the first sweater I ever designed.
Lucy, of course, has to get in on the act:
It’s knitted in sportweight cotton, I don’t remember what it was, exactly. (Yes, I used to knit in cotton. So sue me. Or bite me. Whatever.)
I made the front and back separately and attached the shoulders using a three-needle bind-off. Picked up stitches for the sleeves and knitted them down from the shoulders. And (get this) I duplicate-stitched the entire color pattern onto the front and the back. Duplicate-stitch on black. Yes, I was young and foolish. But I think it turned out pretty well.
I used to wear this sweater to Pink Floyd concerts and I got a lot of attention, let me tell you. I always had guys trailing after me begging me to knit them a Floyd sweater. Some of them begged for other things as well, but that’s another story. (I was quite the Hottie With the Killer Bod back then.)
I think I ought to wear it to work one day, just for fun.
One More Thing . . .
How cute am I??!!