My Ravelry project notes tell me that I started this project back in August 08, worked on it in my usual undisciplined, distracted way and put it down sometime last January with the prescient comment that "...maybe I'll pick this up sometime next November". And wouldn't you know that naturally being a woman of my word and all I actually did just that, without even realizing it? Cue Twilight Zone music...
Pattern: Ingenue from Custom Knits by Wendy Bernard
Yarn: Karabella Marble #35353, 9.75 skeins
Needles: Size 8
Mods: No waste shaping because well HELLO do I really need to go into all that AGAIN with you people? The neckline is a thing of beauty--love it to death. Blocking worked some serious miracles in this sweater & just kicked the whole thing into the zone of pure satisfaction.
In case you're wondering, yes I am aware that I look like a John Waters character in the above picture. I'm blaming the photographer and his unwillingness to take direction.
Babs and I are all about doing the pattern out of the yarn it's written for--I know that this might be some sort of puerile impulse, but occasionally it works out for us. And this is one of those times. Weirdly I happened to have 12 balls of Karabella Marble (a yarn that I could swear was discontinued briefly) in my stash and so cast on with great enthusiasm. Ah yes, that initial enthusiasm...if only we could bottle that and sell it. That I still had the yarn was very fortuitous as I had even tried to destash the yarn at one point, but luckily none of the
Well, I'm about 23 years late to the whole ingenue/gamine party, but I suppose that since the sweater is the opposite of 'matronly', I'm still in the acceptable age range for wearing this--but only just barely. Can you tell that the photographer and I were having some marital issues during the photo shoot? He might have called me 'picky and demanding', and I might have called him a 'negative douche bag'...
I must say it feels good to dip into that 'zzzzz' pile and finish some projects that have been darkening my door and making me feel mentally ill. It's a good thing, too, because I seem to have stepped up my whole maniacally casting on for everything in sight routine--to the point that my 'only work on three projects at a time' policy is being put dangerously into question.
As you can see, we reached a tentative cease-fire by the end of our shoot, but I'm not expecting this to last...