|How many pictures does it take to get one that looks good?!|
And that pattern I'm overhauling? That pattern never had a real sample, which might be one reason why it only ever sold one copy. I decided that I needed to knit the sample myself, and now that I'm looking back at the pattern, I'm wondering what exactly I was smoking when I wrote this! It's a mess. I've changed the format and updated the charts with the fantastic Intwined Pattern Studio software, but I've designed a unisex-sock for men and women, so I'm having to make some serious adjustments to the pattern as I go. Right now I'm knitting the men's size because The Boy needs a new pair and I need to make a men's pair anyway so I've decided to make these his holiday pair of handknit socks. I know it sounds terrible, but I have to make him a pair anyway and what the heck am I going to do with these after they're done? So they go to him and I kill two birds with one stone. I'm looking forward to finishing this pattern and then I'll relaunch it and do a little advertising to help it along :)
Meanwhile, I finished my Julissa test-knit and I just love this sweater! I've worn it three times already! And who knew that 3/4 sleeves would actually be functional in New England. I loved every minute of this sweater and I finished it in 18 days (which I know because I was totally monogamous to this sweater, lol). I only added 1/2 inch to the sleeves before starting my decreases and to be honest, that was a total accident because I was happily knitting along and didn't feel like going back to pull it out. I also waited to start my increases after I'd covered my bust, but other than that I knit the sweater exactly as written. I only used 3 1/2 skeins of Tonos Worsted to knit the 36.5" size. And I know that I haven't posted any decent photos yet, but the weather hasn't cooperated so as soon as I can, I'll have the hubby take some. So, if you're tall or busty or simply looking for a super sexy sweater to knock 'em dead in, then go get the pattern!
Now, back to my Takoma.