Ty’s sweater is almost done and it looks pretty darn good on him, although I think his back is longer than his front. As I mentioned before, the idea for this sweater has been sitting in my head for a while, which means that the finished thing looks very different from my first imaginings. I took some pictures of my two sketches, but you really can’t see anything in them, so you’ll just have to wait for better photos.
As the sweater’s blocking I’ve been stretching it a little longer, so hopefully that will help with the length, but we’ll see. I still have four and half skeins left over, so if need be I could always add length to the bottom, which seems like a much more pleasant idea than ripping out the top, especially since the shoulders fit and this yarn doesn’t like being taken out. Obviously when I bought the yarn I had no idea how much I would need for a man sized sweater, and honestly, I think I said the completely wrong measurements to the women at the yarn shop. I possibly also said I was doing a lot of cables. But now I’m left with nearly a sweater’s quantity of yarn and although Ty says he wouldn’t mind having a scarf from the same yarn that he has a sweater, I feel like that’s not allowed. Is that just me? Unless something’s intentionally matched, I don’t knit with the same exact yarn for the same person.
As you can probably see, there are two swatches for two new sweaters blocking alongside the sweater. It’s been a day since I took this photo, so I can tell you that I had to go down two needle sizes for the red one and I should go down a needle size for the blue, but I’m not, partly because I somehow managed to only order two thirds of the yarn I need. My brain must be on a serious vacation if I have such loose gauge and forgot to do a bit of math.
And in super exciting news, I’m going to see John and Hank Green of the vlogbrothers and The Fault in Our Stars fame (just John on that one) tonight at Carnegie Hall! I’m still trying to find someone for the extra ticket we have, so let’s hope twitter works it’s magic.