Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Do fries go with that shake...?
The Drive-Thru. Yes, me and my thighs are well acquainted with the modern day convenience of being able to buy french fries or doughnuts in New England without the shame and deterrent of having to be seen walking across the parking lot to do so. But did you know the Drive-Thru is also a sweater? It lives up to its name as it is a convenient, speedy knit. The recipient i.e. Peeper-Lou is ecstatic--why she even tore herself away from the most hideous dreck that that Disney Channel has ever polluted our airwaves with to try it on with enthusiasm. She was pleased because the photo shoot gave her the opportunity to show off her 'side bangs', a concept that didn't exist back in 70s. No, those in-between bangs were normally a sign that your were trying to grow out your bangs, and were never a goal in themselves, but I digress...
Disclaimer: No yarn was purchased in the making of this sweater. I am pleased to report that this sweater was knit 100% from stash. I feel like I deserve some sort of medal for that. Sad.
The Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed is just about the most heavenly yarn out there, a luscious combo of merino, silk and cashmere, all wrapped together in a blanket of tweediness...the colors are also quite enticing. Who could resist a color way named 'vermouth'? Not this Whiskypalian...
The pattern is another Wendy Bernard classic. I seem to have knit quite a few of her patterns, and I must say that they are all easy to follow yet interesting enough to be appealing. The only modifications I made were to lengthen the sleeves about 1.5 ins and go a little free style with the yoke. I try to live by the James Brown credo 'give it up or turn it loose', so I turned it loose.
Pattern: Drive-Thru by Wendy Bernard
Yarn: Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed--posie (5 balls), licorice, wintergrass, vermouth & highland (bits and bobs)
Needles: Size 8
Started: January 6th
Finished: January 26th
Tween Thing emerged from her Fruits Basket-ipod-teen vogue-gingerbread latte drill long enough to make a knitting request as well. She was very close to wanting the Somewhat Cowl, which in her case we'd have to call the Somewhat (s)Cowl, but I dodged a major bullet and won't be knitting a sweater on size 5 needles after all. Instead Her Highness has deigned to ask for Juliet, and I, her humble stitching underling, am only too happy to oblige. Below you see the beginnings of it in Lamb's Pride Bulky. Shhh.....Don't tell her that the word 'bulky' is in the name of the yarn, she'll never wear it!