Fitted Knits

This has been done for a while, but I've been too busy, then out of town, then sick, then just lazy, to post. It knitted up really quickly (once I figured out the errors in the pattern) and I'm still wrestling with the strap idea. And no, I have not worn it out of the apartment yet.

I'm not sure if you can tell in the pics, but the colors in the hanks were slightly different so that the bottom half is more green than the top half. Luckily, I blended the hanks over 10 rounds so it's not a drastic change, but I can see it in the finished piece and it sort of irks me. I'm trying to think of it as a cool color grade that I never could have done on purpose...

Here's another fitted knit, made of that beautiful yarn I bought at Sheep and Wool. Remember, after I bought it I was skipping? Yeah, this picture does not do the yarn or the sweater justice. When I knit this in public, I literally have to stop every 10 minutes to talk to someone who is commenting on the color or the yarn or the pattern. I love this sweater already. Come on winter! (Just kidding...I can wait.)

These are the socks I took with me on my trip South (we went to VA, NC, SC, and GA visiting historic houses and other historic sites all along the way). The grey sock is nothing special, it's waiting for me to kitchner stitch the toe closed. The pink/tan sock IS special. It's another Sheep and Wool purchase. Silk and Merino blend. I can't even describe how good this feels on my foot. The pattern I got from Knitty, but I revised it to make a toe up sock (my first ever attempt at this type of sock making). I like the toe up method. I'm not at all worried about whether I'll have enough yarn to make the toe...because it's already there! Amazing.

Finally, our house guest. Meet Thurston. Sam's mom's dog (i.e. Sam's brother). He's staying with us while his mommy is traveling the world. Sam is traveling next week too, so Thurston and I will be holding down the fort. He's pretty cool: sleeps, eats, goes out twice a day, and likes to play with the b-a-l-l (apparently he recognizes the word thus spelling it is necessary). I discovered yesterday that it only takes about 15 minutes of ball chasing before he gets tired. Perfect.


jeekeehoo said...

WOW! I'm seriously behind in the Fitted Knits category apparently. But I have worked through the problem that had me stuck so I'm closing in fast!!

I know you know that I really didn't like the tube top in the book but I have to say, I really DO like what you've done. The model just seems to be wearing it so low in the book. I wouldn't put straps on it. You have such lovely shoulders and it works beautifully as is!

You definitely had a great Sheep and Wool year too I must say!! Both the sweater and the sock look wonderful!!

I want to hear more about your trip!!

jeekeehoo said...

p.s Thurston is SO cute!

BrandyMcD said...

Wow Abby, you've got some beautiful stuff. I agree with Jen that the top looks fine the way it is. If you are comfortable that it will stay up then go for it. Besides, I know someone who had a skirt fall down in front of a class and she lived to tell about it.

No wonder people ask you about the sweater. I wish I could see it in person!