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November 14, 2005

Big Blue Bathrobe

How big? See for yourself.

Thanks to Rebecca for snapping my photo. I really like the way it looks like I'm resting my hand on the bird's head.

Pattern: Mia from the Cotton Angora Collection
Yarn: Cotton Angora *cough*
Needles: US8 Clover bamboo

Oy, this thing is huge! And schlumppy. And it gets longer every time I look at it. I'll never get into the Sexy Knitters Club with a sweater like this. I should have realized that 16 skeins of Cotton Angora is 1.75 oz x 16 = 28 oz!!!! One heavy sweater. It is very soft and very warm and very snuggly. If I can decide on a closure that I like and get over the hugeness I think I could enjoy curling up in this a lot. And coating everything I touch in angora.

For the opposite end of the fit scale I finished the Veste Everest for the shop last week. I made the 26.5" size which is designed to have negative ease. Customers kept coming in and saying, "What are you working on?"
"A vest," I'd say, beaming with pride over my beautifully crisp cables.
"For a child?"
"No, for a woman. See?" I'd demonstrate by pulling at the ribbing.

The mannequin demonstrates it better and it looks really cute with her tartan skirt.

The vest in its native habitat.
Roll over for another view.

Pattern: Veste Everest from Interweave Knits Fall 2005
Yarn: Rowan Harris Tweed Aran
Needles: US6 Crystal Palace Bamboo
Modifications: I knit it in the round instead of in pieces.