Monday, February 12, 2007

full disclosure

I thought you might be interested in knowing about this:



And this:



The first being, obviously, Argosy (I say obviously because I think every other person in knitting blogland and elsewhere is knitting or has knit this pattern.), and the second being the Simply Marilyn sweater from Interweave Knits.

I'm really just knitting Argosy because I like the pattern, and I needed something to do with the yarn. I won't be keeping it. I look terrible in orange, which is sad, because I do like orange quite a bit. And, because I know you're asking, I bought the yarn because it was $2 at Value Village, and it looked happy. It wanted me to take it home. What was I supposed to do?

As for Simply Marilyn, I've finished the back and one sleeve, but remember how I mentioned that I'd figured out how to hold my yarn differently? Well, it does make knitting go faster, and I stop paying attention to my tension, a situation which is only made worse when I really, really just want to get something done. So that sleeve that I mentioned? It's about an inch and a half longer that it should be to match up with the body. Argh. Haste makes waste, dearie, haste makes waste.

1 comment:

Carrie K said...

I've heard that said somewhere......surely it's wrong. Haste is quick. Quick is good. Ergo, haste is.....well, never mind.

Simply Marilyn sounds lovely.

Happy yarn to make happy Argosy to give to happy recipient. Happy!

(Boy, I wish I was on the drugs it sounds like I'm taking.)