Sunday, November 18, 2007

My triumphant 'I finished my Cobblestone, y'all!' post!

The pictures say it all:
Cobblestone in Classic Elite Skye Tweed color 1238

Cobblestone in Classic Elite Skye Tweed color 1238
I am exceedingly happy with this bad boy (the sweater and the grouchy scientist wearing it). The design is quintessentially Elizabeth Zimmermann as it's simply constructed, stylish and fits like dream. Jared took her common sense formula and turned it into something decidedly modern. The Classic Elite, while slightly 'chalky' (Babs' hilarious adjective) does produce a sturdy, appealing fabric that is tweedy yet not too hairshirt-like. Luckily I had enough in my stash as I never quite got around to the Central Park Hoodie that I had originally purchased it for. CPH's loss was Cobblestone's gain, and I am so happy with the results.
Cobblestone in Classic Elite Skye Tweed color 1238
The Specs
Pattern: The Cobblestone, IK Fall 07
Size: L
Needles: Addi Turbo, Size 7
Yarn: Classic Elite Skye Tweed, color #1238 'Highland Brown Cow', exactly 13.5 balls
Cobblestone in Classic Elite Skye Tweed color 1238
The yoke did seem to go on much longer than anticipated, but such is life when you're making a sweater, right? Patience has never been one of my strong suits. I highly recommend the pattern, especially if you need a project that you can knit in the dark (like while screening movies for your class), at 30,000 feet when turbulence hits and you are knitting on for dear life, or zoning out in front of the tv, something I know precious little about...
Cobblestone in Classic Elite Skye Tweed color 1238
We are now officially on Thanksgiving break around this joint, and I will be setting up a Meathead assembly line. I ordered the pattern yesterday from Larissa (thanks Leslie!), and have deemed this my official Christmas knit of 2007
. Everyone will be getting this from me, and I mean everyone!

50 comments:

sophanne said...

awesome cobblestone and the scientist looks much happier than the train conductor would if asked to wear a hand knit!

kim said...

Your Cobblestone is awesome and perfectly Fall-like! Those Meathead hats are just the cutest and most addictive little hats ever. Happy holiday break!

SJ said...

It looks fabulous! It is next on my to-knit list for my husband ... but first I've got to finish the seemingly endless yoke of his Seamless Hybrid. (I've been knitting for like four hours today and I swear it's not getting any longer!)

chris said...

Yay!!! It looks wonderful - and he's happy with it, yes?

peaknits said...

You mean everyone - including me? Seriously, the meathead is such a cutie pie project - enjoy decking them out with fun embellishments! The cobblestone rocks - looks great on the grouchy guy too!:)

weezalana said...

That looks fanTAStic! Great job! And I see your man likes modeling as much as mine does. ;)

kim said...

NICE! We are in sync, I just finished mine too! I love your color, and amen about the yoke going on forever. Great job!

Nora said...

Hehehe, tell the grouchy scientist he looks great! I'm thinking of making one for my dad [as the other grouchy sort-of scientist down here won't wear it - he's very... particular.] ;)

melissa said...

it looks fantastic! i love all that tweedy goodness!

Sonya said...

Great sweater! I think I know a grouchy physical therapist that would love one. That yarn has just the right amount of tweedy-ness.

Dave said...

Very nice -- great colour, and great fit!

Jennifer said...

Nice job :) Love that Cobblestone.

Kristin said...

It looks great! I love the pattern. Hope the grouchy scientist enjoys it.

Kim said...

Wonderful gorgeous sweater!!!

a friend to knit with said...

charlie just said....woo. that guy is wearing my sweater!
i said, yep, a lot of people in blogland are wearing that sweater! :)
great job....it looks wonderful on him! i am sure he will be grinning from ear to ear every time he wears it!
glad you got the meathead pattern... an assembly line sounds like a fabulous idea!

Esoteric Knitter said...

It looks fantastic! Great work! :)

Katinka said...

Woohoo! It looks really great! I've got one sleeve done on my husband's Cobblestone. This was the first sweater pattern to cause him to sincerely say, "Hey, you could make me that!"

schrodinger said...

It looks fantastic!! Well done.

Robin said...

Love it!! Great work!

Gingersnaps with Tea... said...

Fantastic sweater, he doesn't look too thrilled to be modeling but I'll bet he loves it!

Wendee said...

Wow - perfect! I love it! I have to admit, although I fell in love with this pattern the first time I saw it, I'm not sure I have the moxie to take all the garter stitch and stockinette stitch. Congratulations for sticking with it. It sure looks worth it! Bravo!

Amy said...

It looks so great! Beautiful pattern, lovely fit, great grouchy scientist. :) How scratchy is the Skye Tweed?

Tanya said...

Oh, congrats! It looks great!!! Its in my queue for after the holidays.

KeanaLee said...

I love it , looks so good on him!

Kirsten said...

Your Grouchy Scientist is quite the dapper fellow!! His new Cobblestone looks great on him.
Enjoy your time off.

Karen said...

It came out perfect. And you clearly know how to take Sweater FO shots!!! I'm showing this post to Pea. :)

It's going to be a very Meathead Christmas, huh? Good plan.

nicole said...

Yay! It's done and it looks great. I really like that colour, especially against your fall foliage (you still have leaves!!!)

Have a wonderful thanksgiving!

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness!! It looks so warm and cozy. Great job!

Veronique said...

Wheee! What a lovely cobblestone! And thanks for the glimpse of the grumpy scientist :) I've become so nosy since reading blogs...

Sourire11 said...

Awesome sweater! Great photo shoot, too - the sweater looks fab against the leaves!

Heather said...

GREAT sweater! I've been eagerly anticipating this FO. Love the tweed, too.

Jessica said...

Yay! It looks great! And gives me much hope for getting through my own. :)

Erin said...

I am loving all the Cobblestones out there. Yours looks great and your photo shoot shows it off well.

Octopus Knits said...

It looks wonderful on him! Great job!

Dove Knits said...

Very handsome sweater, indeed! The yarn suits it very well. I admire your patience knitting all that garter stitch, though!

~Kristie said...

WOW! Your patience definitely paid off. That's so great!

I feel so left out for not knitting one.

Diana said...

Cobblestone turned out great! Nice color.

uberstrickenfrau said...

Everyone??? Cooool-I take a medium... hey, can my cousin have one too?

tiennie said...

The color is gorgeous and turned out so nicely on him! Wonderful job!

Yarnhog said...

Awesome. Just awesome. Did you leave out the short rows at the beginning of the yoke, or are they just hiding in the photo? Mine came out pretty funky in the Cobblestone I did for my son, but I'm not sure if that's just because he has skinny little shoulders that don't hold the yoke out the way a man's do.

Jeanette said...

Hi Heather!

Thanks for the link.

I'm knitting cobblestone too. I'm on the second sleeve. well, im going to start the 2nd sleeve, tonight.

Your sweater looks great.

amanda cathleen said...

I love that tweed! Beautiful colors! Your Cobblestone came out perfectly!

aquaknits said...

Perfect fit! I think it would have made a nice CPH too, but a great sweater was made anyway. :)

Kyle Kunnecke said...

congratulations! what a beautiful sweater - I love the way the yoke turned out - I think if I make this one I'll do a ribbed cuff and hem around the waist - just to make it a little more traditional... finishing things always makes me happy!!! :) (now if I could just finish one of the sweaters in my WIP pile!)

Knittymuggins said...

Fantastic sweater! I have been contemplating this one for my man too :) Hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving! Best wishes!

knittymuggins

Katy said...

Oh, way to wrack me with guilt before I've even had my coffee, woman. OK, OK, it's inspiring. Lookit those gorgeous short rows in the yoke! Will I ever get that far?
Also, all the fall color in your yard (?) is dreamy.

WonderMike said...

I'm sure Jared IS and EZ WOULD BE proud. Looks fantastic!!!

Lolly said...

What a GREAT sweater! The tweed is the perfect touch, and it is a great fit for him! So great ;)

Ingrid said...

It looks wonderful and very wearable. I'm wondering what in my stash would be suitable....

Anonymous said...

you wouldn't happen to have 1 skein left would you? I actually am knitting this sweater for my husband with the same exact color and I bought 14 skeins even though it called for 12. I managed to use all 14 and still don't have enough. I would buy it from you and pay shipping?
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