Monday, March 23, 2009

more bandwagonning!

bandwagonning...surely (not) a word?

Regardless, prepare to get SICK of this yarn. Let me preface that by saying I bought about 14 (13?) balls of this for the Nati sweater from "dimanche chez moi" (I was planning to knit with that yarn double-stranded).

Then a dose of sanity leaked into my brain and I denied myself another chunky bat-winged sweater. Honestly what am I thinking? This is why my closet has about TEN BLACK CARDIGANS. I am forever searching for the perfect one. No doubt this also applies to me forever knitting (essentially) the same sweater over and over again.

Return the yarn you say? NEVAHHHHH. Instead I decided to play "which-free-pattern-already-in-my-possession-can-I-use-it-for?"

And here is what I've come up with. The aforementionned "bandwagon" sweater:

Yes, more owls.

And seriously, that one is going up lickety-split, so it's already pretty satisfying.

And a Phildar cowl neck sweater from their Winter 06/07 Tendances catalogue:

Will I have enough yarn for both? hmmmm. Won't it be ironic (and entirely probable) when I have to go and purchase MORE of this yarn that I'm desperate to get rid of?

What if I also try to squeeze out a hat too?

pattern: Julia beret
yarn: my overkill Sirdar Tweedie Chunky in "Cedar" (less than one ball)
needles: 6 and 6.5mm
deets: I knit the small for my pea-sized head and then added one extra row in the repeats section for a 'lil more slouch.

would it have killed me to wipe down the table before taking pictures?

This yarn is actually green with yellow and blue flecks running through it, not sure if that's showin' up in those pics. It's a blend. It's been a while since I've knit with anything that was about 40% synthetic (the rest is wool and alpaca). I hate to be a snob, but I was hating it at first. Now I guess I'm used to it. So.sickeningly.used to.this.yarn.

Though I must say that I am SO feeling the Tweed right now. Dare I say that I wish it was fall again? (Don't kill me). But whatever, 'round these parts I likely have another few weeks wear of some wool hats anyway. Even saying that has likely just queued a 40+ humidex for me. Ah well.

Regardless, another cute hat pattern from my friend and yours Miss Muffy!

I am WAY behind on my blogging of late. I've actually got a couple smaller knits I am long overdue in posting about. Still it'll have to wait. Because much like all that yarn, I have now also grown weary of typing.


littlebirdbigcity said...

Oh, I am so in love with that sweater! I keep seeing it pop up everywhere. I might just have to make it too.

Julia said...

Whee! Tweed rules! Thanks for the plug! Perhaps I should try to release wooly patterns in the fall instead of spring...tee-hee!

kgirl said...

it's wool worthy of use - love the tweed :D

those owls are pretty fab, wish it was cold enough here to wear them!

Anonymous said...

they all look great! and the room you're in in the hat photos is ADORABLE!!! i love it!

e said...

everyones on the owl sweater!! I want to make one too.


Virtuous said...

Gurl I just love that owl sweater and DEFINITELY want to knit it myself too!! I should have known you were all over it! ;o)