Tempting Like A Yarn Store Sale
Look! Lookit! Look what I made!
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran
Modifications:I caved, skipped a few meals, and bought a ball of red Cashmerino from My Sister Knits. Then, about four rows before the eyelet row, I switched to the red yarn and to a 1×1 rib, which I then continued for ten rows past the eyelet row as versus the pattern’s five. I was considering tearing the cast-on row on the sleeves out and knitting a 1×1 red ribbed cuff on each sleeve, but I think I like them at the length they are.
Of course, you might notice that the ends are not woven in yet. That’s okay- I can’t find my yarn needles, so I have to go to the store. You might also suspect that it has yet to be blocked. That’s okay too- why block with all those ends hanging out? You might then suspect that with such issues still remaining this so-called sweater is not technically a FO, and thus this so-called entry is not technically a FO post. On that point I regretfully concede and ask your forgiveness. I simply could not wait. It’s my first sweater, you see, and my jubilation is vast.
This means you can expect more pictures once all the weaving-in-and-blocking are complete. If you’re wondering what it looks like on my person in its unblocked state, you can see here, but be warned: there’s a reason I didn’t include that picture in the post directly. I look even odder than usual.
If you haven’t noticed (that is to say, if you’re legally blind), red and black are a favorite color scheme of mine. Just look at my blog and my business cards. I even have this set lying around, which I might keep to go with the sweater, but will more likely post to Etsy in the ongoing quest to regain financial stability post-Tigger-bills (and be ready for future Tigger bills- there are still tests to be run, if I can save up enough for them).
Speaking of Tigger, he would like you to know that he helped my sweater-making ventures by sleeping on said sweater whenever possible and playing with/chewing on/slobbering over said yarn even while I was knitting with it.
What’s funny? Tigger’s not nearly as interested in el cheapo acrylic I’ve got hanging around as he is in the Cashmerino. My cat is a yarn snob. Go figure.