This knitted piece of geometry is my newest incarn-
ation of the Sonnet sweater from Knitty. There are so many online resources for knitters that sometimes I feel overwhelmed, and I always seem to come back to Knitty. I showed the yarn for this in a blog last year. It's from a sweater that had languished in a drawer that I unraveled, rewashed, reskeined and put it into balls where it has remained until now.
It was during the height of my moth infesta-
tion and this sweater had exper-
ienced quite a bit of munching. I discovered while knitting that the munching was considerably more that I had first realized. I have so many ends to tie in. It's like all the ends in a Kaffe Fassett sweater but without all the color. I do think it's going to worth it. The yarn is a triple-plied moorit Border Leicester-cross that I dyed in a vat of teal when Laura still lived in Reno, so that had to be ten years ago. The teal-over-brown produces wonderful depths of color. But there are so many ends to tie, and by the time I've knitted the two sleeves....ugh. I've decided to make it my last knitted sweater while employed, so it had better be good. I got my retirement date yesterday - June 21st. That's when I start eating beans and rice.
I always listen to the podcast of the NPR show, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me on my drive home from work on Tuesday nights. It's my hardest day at work and thus my most tired drive home, plus today it snowed all the way in this morning. I can't listen to the show and not laugh, but that's just me. This show concluded with a group of Ravelry Knitters in the crowd. This is Mo Rocca. It seems that on an earlier episode he had said he never wears homemade sweaters because they are too itchy. They presented him with this sweater they had knitted to prove otherwise. Obviously, it's a radio show so I didn't see it, but they posted it to the website. Ravel on!
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