I AM going to make this sweater. why do I not have children!?!?

For my latest project, I will attempt to knit this for my son!

A few days late, but that’s okay…

Day 23: If you had the supplies (and patience) for it, what project would you start today?

I would knit Road to Golden by Lisa Shroyer, from Knitcene, Fall 2007. I’d use Reynold’s Whiskey yarn for this.

Day 17: Have you ever had a project that you loved become ruined? What’s the story behind it?

The first sweater that I ever knit was the Lace Leaf Pullover by Teva Durham. I didn’t use the correct yarn (I rarely ever do.) and the yarn that I used wasn’t even in the same weight category. The pattern called for bulky, and I ended up using a sport weight, so I had to make major adjustments to the pattern. Now, I’m not good when it comes to math, especially algebra, but for some reason, if I can think of it in stitches in stead of imaginary numbers, I can do it. 

I went from using a size US 13 needle down to a size 8, and cast on numbers increased from 96 sts to 131 sts. It was snug, but I thought everything about it was perfect. When I put it on, it was warm, a little itchy, but beautiful. The first day I wore it, I had a lot of people ask me where I got it from, which is always an awesome feeling.

I was still a very new knitter, and my clothing at the time didn’t really consist of any kind of wool or “special washing instructions”. I threw that baby into the washer expecting nothing bad to happen to it. Ever. 

It felted. I couldn’t even cut it open and use it as a shrug.

The only photographic evidence that I had of it was on the old Stitch and Bitch forums. The only thing I have left of that sweater is my memory, and the notes I made on the pattern.

Day 2: What is currently on your needles?

Demi by Kim Hargreaves from the book Rowan Vintage Knits.

I started this September 17. As of now, I have the back and two sleeves done. I really hope I’m done by Thanksgiving. It has been taking me forever and a half to knit this, since I’m constantly losing my place, or forgetting to increase/decrease/cable. I can’t wait until it is done!


Came to work today and my computer wouldn’t start. I thought this would be the best way to tell our IT dept about my problem.

I didn’t know that the sad mac face works for Windows. I guess it works if your in a bind and can’t remember the text the goes with blue screen of death (unless you’re this guy). 

P.S. I google’d the sad mac face and found Mac knitwear. Even though it has the whole “Cool cause’s it’s Mac” factor, it’s still not as cool as the dino sweater. Just sayin’.