Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Bobble Blue!

Thanks for listening to my weather rant last post. I think it worked, though. It stopped raining:) It was a crafty weekend at la casa de Dragoknitfly. I finished up Bobble Blue and K brewed some fine homecraft delights. Scroll down for some pics in all it's casked glory. More importantly (sorry, honey!) ...

Bobble Blue Pattern: Bobble Blue by Mari Lynn Patrick
Source: Interweave Knits, Spring 2006

Size: 38
Yarn: Plymuth Suri Merino, 8.5 balls in French Blue (recommended yarn, color used in magazine - how creative am I?)
Needles: US Size 6 and 7 Addi Turbos
Buttons: From my stash. I think they might be my mom's even. She gave me a prescription bottle filled with buttons a few years back, but I've thrown in many of my own thrown in since.
Modifications: Three stitch bobbles rather than five. I also added a half inch of ribbing.
Comments: Fun pattern, although I'm not convinced the yarn is a good match. With the short sleeves and the alpaca blend yarn, something seems amiss. I thought this from the very beginning, but found the yarn so cheap I had to use it. I'm hoping it will be a nice work and summer evening sweater. Overall, the sweater is soft and warm with a delicate halo of fuzz and only a smidge itchy (but a lot more than a smidge the second you break a sweat). If I went back and reknit this, I would make the smaller size and add another couple inches of ribbing. I'll have to reblock this puppy and see if I can create the same results with this sweater.


And, here are a billion more pictures...

Some back detail
All ladylike on a hangar.

Buttons!




Dude, I never noticed how many power lines ran in front of my house. That can't be normal.

BEER And, as promised a little American Pale Ale Homebrew! Mmmmm... beer.

RECENT CASTON You didn't think I would finish a project and not cast on for a new one, did you? Here's Prairie Tunic 4 row in. STASH Oh, and last but certainly not least. A little stash enhancement. That's STR Fairgrounds from the Blue Moon Sock Club on your left and Vesper Sock Yarn in Antigone on your right. Yum and yum.

12 comments:

Kat said...

Mmmmmm, home brew. I miss brewing. It always smelled so good while cooking.

I'm with you on the short-sleeve alpaca sweater. Something just seems so wrong. But yours looks great.

vera said...

your sweater looks great, and the colour is gorgeous. good job. ooh that socks that rocks looks divine unfortunately they dont ship here...one day i will get my hands on some! enjoy! :0) x

Veronique said...

Gorgeous!

Elizabeth said...

Bobble Blue looks great! I love the skirt you paired with it. Really nice work.

lobstah said...

Ha ha, I totally noticed that when I looked at that first picture: "Holy crap that's a lot of power lines!"
I think the sweater looks adorable! And hey, I've definitely found that a BIG part of knitting is learning from each piece's successes and failures.

Stacey said...

The sweater looks great - a little blocking may go a long way!

Erica B. said...

The sweater looks great.

Sandra said...

Great job on BB! BTW, that skirt is adorable!

Melissa said...

bobble blue looks great! nice job!

Nit One Perl Two said...

I am so happy I found your site. It appears we have more in common than knitting! I'll let you know when I complete the "world renound" triple lindee patern!

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