Saturday, February 27, 2010
Chubby Carrot Sweater
This is Hop's sweater. It's amazing how long it takes to knit little things because you're using double pointed needles and with such few stitches, you can't really get any momentum going. And there's a lot of detail work. I'm not complaining, just making an observation that I knit the loafer slipper in the same amount of time! This sweater has raglan sleeves and kitchener stitch is used to seam the underarms. It is truly a miniature. I was not pleased with the carrot colors I had on hand in Skinny Dyed. But I did have the perfect ones in Blue Sky's Organic Cotton (worsted weight v. dk weight). When I finished the carrot, my husband said, my what a chubby little carrot you have there! Hah!
I wish I could fit in this sweater and wear it today because it is raining hard. One of the disadvantages of having a cool old brick building built in the early 20's is that we get water intrusion with heavy rains. Luckily, only in the back two rooms and not the main sales floor. But still, it means that we pull out the wet vac and in between customers, try to suck up what we can. It only happens a handful of days out of the year, so overall, it's worth the price of "cozy" which is also what the Grove is on a day like today. Charm does have its price.