I don’t talk about it much on this here knitting blog, but I love TV. With all the new shows and returning favorites on, I’m glad to have a super boring project to work on while sitting in front of the old idiot box.
The pattern was written by some of the women at the local yarn store. They call it a Three Button Wrap and it is just a rectangle of stockinette stitch with one button hole and three large, beautiful buttons. I know. Boring as all get out, but good TV knitting.
The yarn, Baby Alpaca Grande, is very much out of my price range. Luckily, the wrap is for my Mom; she bought the materials and I get to knit it. I’m already past the excitement of the buttonhole (EZ’s three row version) so now I must knit until I run out of yarn. Six skeins of the lovely stuff.
You know what? This yarn is so soft and slippery and drapey! As I was winding one skein onto the ball winder I must have started going too fast and furious because it flew right off the winder, skited under my bed and disappeared out of sight! It was hilarious (to me). The case of the mysterious jumping baby alpaca grande.
What is not hilarious right now is the sister sweater. I haven’t been working on it much, but yesterday I decided to take it off the pins and measure it. I wanted to check that the thing is coming out the size that I intend it to be.
You know where this is going, right? It is NOT the size I intend it to be. The sweater fits me and I am a number of inches larger around than my sister. Grumble grumble.
- Rip. I know it looks like I haven’t knit that much of the sweater, but I can’t imagine ripping this thing.
- Don’t rip, v.1. I could finish this one for me, and make a different sweater for Holly. The trouble is the secret message knit into the hem is perfect for Holly, but it would be SO STUPID to have that particular message on a sweater you knit for yourself.
- Don’t rip, v.2. I could finish and see if she likes it, even if it is not the close fitting sweater she imagined.
- Hide the project away, burn all the notes and forget I ever cast on.
Oh yea, and does anyone know what the heck the title of this post is about? Cool Points for you! Cool Points will also be awarded to those of you who wish to tell me what your favorite TV shows are. I love TV!