Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Zipper Schmipper

I just finished putting the zipper into Eris. It is officially, 100% done. I'm not absolutely sure I love the cardigan, but I enjoyed knitting it. I'm afraid I look a little dumpy. Maybe it's the color. Maybe it's because I have this delusion that my torso is longer than most people's so I added approximately 3 extra inches to the length - That may have been a mistake. For those interested in technical details: I made size E which gave me a generous amount of ease (3 or so inches). I used KnitPicks Merino Style in Nutmeg. It took around 13 skeins (that's with the added torso length). Bottomline cost: $6 for the pattern, $30 for the yarn, and $5ish for the zipper. The pattern from GirlFromAuntie.com was so well written that I never felt lost and I am no longer fearful of the beautiful Rogue.

Ah, the final countdown...Am I referring to the cheesy 80's song? Not this time. No, I am referring to the end of the line for all those knitting projects that aspire to become holiday presents in 2005. I am officially finished. The list was trimmed slightly towards the end, but overall I was successful. The big top secret project was finished with a marathon knitting session on Sunday. I did end up having to knit in front of M, but he is not 100% sure what I was doing, so I will wait until after the holidays to post a pic. As for the 80,000,003 scarves I made, they are all either wrapped, drying, or not going to happen:)

I realized this week that I never took a photo of my ruffled scarf that I finished during Turkey time. (The pattern name is Ruffle Scarf (050). I love this scarf so much and wear it pretty much everyday. The alpaca sure keeps me warm. I've made 1 fingerless mitt to go with it, but I need to order a little more yarn to complete the pair.

So, I'm going to take a couple week hiatus from blogging, but I will return shortly after the holidays - with pictures of finished socks and a few other projects I will be knitting during the next couple weeks.

To wrap up my wonderful experience with Secret Pal Six I wanted to let you all know who has been spoiling me for the past few months. It was Elizabeth at www.elabeth.blogspot.com She did a fantastic job and I feel truly and happily pampered. I encourage everyone to check out her blog and say hello! (if you want to do the next secret pal, go to www.secretpalseven.blogspot.com -- the sign-up deadline is soon, so, if you're interested, don't dawdle).

And a final note....5 months non-smoking!

Happy Holidays to everyone and I'll see you in 2006!


Kathy said...

Eris is so beautiful on you. I cannot believe you dont think its flattering. It's lovely on you. Rogue here you come eh?

Im going to keep blogging away b/c I am addicted. You enjoy your break.

Hope Santa brings Yarn.

Elabeth said...

I think it's just the low angle of the photo that is unflattering. The sweater looks really comfy!

Anonymous said...

The sweater looks so nice on you and the added length makes your torso look taller!
Have a wonderful holiday season and I will be seeing you at group soon.


Carol said...

I think Eris looks great on you too! You did a wonderful job of finishing.

Knit on:)

Have a great holiday season!

Mothlady said...

Your Eris looks beautiful! And I like that colour, it's very stylish :)

knit chick said...

Eris looks awesome. You did a great job on it. Glad to hear that the big top secret project is done. What you had done during GROUP looked great.

Speaking of GROUP, guess what day my class is for this quarter?!?!

Vera said...

Your Eris looks fabulous, and it's a great color.

Wanda said...

Beautiful! I really love it. and I think you did a great job on it.

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