Remember the Peapod Sweater I made last autumn? Here it is, being worn by the recipient:
Isn’t she adorable?
(This would be Blog Rule number #47: When you don’t have much to say, open with a cute baby picture.)
Yes, I am still knitting mitered squares. Yes, I am still enjoying it. No, it does not make for terribly exciting bloggage.
But here is the front in its current state.
Are you worried about the sleeves blooming too much at the cuffs with the decreases (half squares) so close to the cuff and less distributed than in a standard sleeve?
Sleeves? I’m adopting a “just wait and see” attitude.
Isn’t this mitered knitted fabric going to be a little stiff for a sweater?
It is totally not stiff, in fact, it is very soft and drapey. Remember, this is sock yarn that I usually knit in stockinette on a size 0 needle. I’m knitting it in garter stitch (which I do looser than stockinette) on a size 2 needle.
Blog Rule #48
(Also know as the Imitate Ann Rule)
Show a piggie picture.
The large pig is about 2 inches long. If I’d had my wits about me, I would have included a coin for scale.
These piggies are toys from my childhood. In other words, antiques. They were made by Britains Ltd and acquired by moi when I was a child living in the U.K. I had lots and lots of them — both farm animals and wild animals.
(I googled Britains Ltd but did not find much, except for their old toy soldiers going for exhorbitant prices on eBay and suchlike. Are they still in business? Does anyone know?)
Blog Rule #49
Post a silly picture of yourself.
The KOARC and I are going to a Swedish picnic on Saturday. Johanne thoughtfully sent me some accessories to make the occasion more festive, so I thought I’d model one of the items she sent. Thanks, Johanne!
Blog Rule #50
End with an impossibly cute kitty pic.
“I know exactly how cute I am!”