Thursday, July 19, 2007

The Effects of Boredom and Idleness

Since becoming obsessed with knitting, I've bought a zillion books, one of which was this one:



It's by Teva Durham. One of the projects in this book kept beckoning to me saying, "make me, make me." So, after much procrastination and dilly dallying, I finally made it. This is the original:




And this is mine!





It started as this:



And progressed to this:



Then finally became an actual garment, and it only took two days. I'm making another in pink and gray. Stay tuned for pictures.

I recommend the hell out of this pattern and book. I made the small/medium, and though the book states that the finished chest measurement would be 28 3/4", you must keep in mind that it stretches by virtue of being knit on 15" circular needles. The instructions were very clear (unlike those in Twinkle's Big City Knits [see Knitting The Pain Away]) and is super suitable for beginners. You're essentially just knitting in the round and making a few increases (knitting into the front and back of a stitch). The only marginally unsure moment was when I had to cast on stitches at the end of the row using a single loop method. I figured it out in no time despite having never done it. Trust me, this pattern is gold.

3 comments:

Natalie said...

I love the sleeves. Your titties look huge.

atrackbrown said...

Thanks, the sleeves were so simple. And despite the look of things, my titties aren't huge; they're "healthy." (I'm sure the bright yellow isn't helping matters.)

tuscanb said...

Wow! You've come a long way from that first project that induced a fit of laughter that lasted almost a half hour! This project is FANTASTIC, and Natalie's right...those titties look huge.