ArtFibers AlpacaFebruary 18, 2005
That's such a non-creative name for a sweater, isn't it? What shall we name the baby, people? Let's call it.... Oh, screw it. I can't think of anything good, so I'll just show ya.
Yes, it's rather a cleavagey sweater. I did have that in mind when I made it (nice side note: At Stitches, Interweave Knits' Sandi said she liked it and would like to see something from me! Woot! I don't know if I'm up to the math, but there are programs that would help with that, I'm sure.... What's your favorite?)
Yarn: ArtFibers Jadis, alpaca -- It was made as a store model for them.
Pattern: Made it up, and took the fair isle design from an out of print book called Fabulous Fair Isle. Kira at the store will be able to use their software to design the same pattern for you iffen you want, and I'm going to write a page of mods for the fair isle/crochet bits.
The obligatory, and rather manic, Rachael (I was running late for work, as usual):
On the bed:
And a close up of the actual color:
Yep, that's a crocheted border edging that came out of desperation. For some reason I thought a three row moss stitch border wouldn't roll. And then it rolled (surprise! gotcha!) and I freaked out, thinking, oh, man, this was free yarn, shop-model yarn, I better fix it. So I slapped the crochet on, and it's the part that people seem to like best. Who knew? I'm pretty happy with it.
And know what else I'm happy with? A fabulous little thrift store find that curled my toes in deep red love. Check this out:
This is Estonian, hand-made, and had the Cyrillic tags still attached. Okay, it's a kid's sweater. Who cares? I call it sexy (which means tight, in most languages).
Here's a bit closer:
Cute, non? Shoot, I wish I'd made it.
All right. Nuff. Have a great weekend, all. Love on your loved ones, okay? MWAH!