Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Mr. Balthazaar

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pattern: Balthazar vest from Twinkle's big city knits
yarn: Patons Shetland Chunky in "wine"
needles: U.S sized 17 & 19

Is it wrong to love an acrylic/wool blend yarn so much? maybeeeeee.

This was my second attempt at a Twinkle knit (the first being the Aspen Hat.

I don't really know what to say about her patterns that you likely haven't already read somewhere on the internet. They are definitely sized small. I did this one in the large and it actually fits really well. I do think it looks like crap on me though, particularly in the bazoom region. A bulky knit on me, maybe not the best idea, but I do like it. I particularly love the colour of this yarn, I don't think these photos do the richness of it justice. Her pattern instructions were terrible --incredibly vague, and I'm not a confident enough knitter to just be "assuming" things all over the place. Still I am now sufficiently interested to try out other patterns in the book, particularly since this vest only went up in a few days and there was very little finishing involved.

So, next up may be the skating sweater (if for no other reason than all those years of figure skating under my belt-hah!):

Though again, no boobs on that model AT ALL now is there? Much like high fashion there are so many things I love and hate about this book. There's great style here, but it's made for skinny, rich people which is endlessly frustrating and sadly, a fact of life.

Ok, so before the pessimist in me rears it's ugly head again, here's another photo:

I'm on a serious sugar high right now from all the cupcakes I've been baking...


Virtuous said...

Okay it so would have been nice to see you in it!! :op And you know I am loving that color! :o)
LOL @ mixed acyrlic yarn

So will you be wearing it despite how you feel your bosoms are in it??

Mmh I am bumping this down my que, but it is still on there!

The other sweater looks neat too! You know I am into cables right now! LOL

Reckless Glue said...

yeah, too lazy to pose for actual photos. It looks better on the hanger anyway haha!

yes, well if I do decide to finally make that skating sweater I'll have to join your cable kal!

kate said...

Patons' Shetland Chunky, you say? I shall be squirreling that knowledge away, as I've been contemplating some of the Twinkle knits, but have been scared of freaky sizing in expensive yarn.

Of course, there's also the question of bazoomas--and dude, that model really doesn't have any, unlike me.

Miss Muffy said...

We never get to see you IN your knitting! It does look quite nice on the hanger though!

Reckless Glue said...

missmuffy: SO not true. My last 5 FO's have had photos of me in everything!


Balthazar is hot! You know, it's okay to love an acrylic blend. I am currently knitting an acrylic/alpaca blend...and I love it. It's gorgeous. Sheds like crazy. But oh wellllll.

I don't know if I agree with you or not about the skinny rich thing. Unless you are talking about the price of the yarn. Because that is outrageous! But not all thin/bosom-less people are rich. Take me for example. lol Besides, there are PLENTY of things designed for those with gifted boobage.

Reckless Glue said...

yes, I was definitely talking about the price of the twinkle yarn--not about skinny people being rich. My issue is more that she's an actual clothing designer, and therefore a size large is a 28 bust and she's used to selling her designs for serious cash.
It's not very common-man friendly.