Friday, November 28, 2008
Tomorrow is me and hubby's anniversary. I've been promising him a sweater for 4 years now and I was able to finally make good on the promise. I broke down and gave him the sweater a few days early so he could wear it for Thanksgiving. The yarn is lion brandy chunky (I love my husband dearly but knowing how hard he is on clothes I couldn't bring myself to buy some really expensive misti alpaca to do a sweater for him). The colorway is spice and it looks really good on him.
The sweater is my own design (well, I used the little cable fabric pattern but the construction came from my own little head) and turtlegirl was a big help in giving me some last minute input on how to get my garter stitch edging from rolling. We decided it was NOT going to be too girly to put a row of crochet crab stitch on it and it looks GREAT! Thanks, Christi! I would actually add a link to Christi's blog but I'm just not that technologically suave. I can never link properly when knitwitch has her contests either.
The far away picture posted was at hubby's request since he wanted to get a picture that showed our "tree face" in it. If you look near the top of the tree, it has two eyes, a nose, and a mouth. We bought the face at a local craft festival a few months ago.
Perhaps tomorrow on our actual anniversary I will post some pictures of when we actually got married, back when I was skinny and cute and didn't look like jabba the hut. Do you know how hard it is to get a sweater to look good on jabba the hut? Speaking of that..... I have on needles (for Jabba the Hut) the country weekender sweater from fiber arts. Of course, I'm going to give it my own version with the little cable fabric instead of stockinette stitch and I'm going to add a row of cables in a complimentary variegated yarn in the place of the contrast yarn three needle bind off. I never can just leave well enough alone, ya know. I'm also considering knitting Strawberry Hill by Nora Gaughan. It looks kind of fun and might not look too terrible on Jabba when all is said and done.