Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Back from Falling Off the Face of the Earth
Wow! Those Ravelympic events can really take a toll on a Ravelympian. As I sat up until 4:30am the morning of the end of the Ravelympics, I could feel a monster headache coming on. By the next day, it was an all out mutant migraine. After taking a few days to recover (of course, family and life didn't provide me much of a rest, so it took longer than should be necessary to recuperate), I kept meaning to take pictures of the New Zealand Pullover, but to be honest, I was completely burned out with the project. I'd put on the back burner some family and back-to-school stuff that needed to be completed and it was the last week of summer vacation and the kids wanted and needed some attention.... So, excuses were not hard to find in delaying photo shoots and blogging about THE sweater.
Finally, tonight, after day two of kids in school, the 'cute guy' agreed to take a couple of pics of the sweater. I'm so wiped out still that I didn't bother to look in the mirror and make myself look presentable, so beware of the fairly scary modelling job. He In fact, that's why I'm scowling at him, as it took him five minutes to take a crappy photo. Next time, I'm having the three year old take pictures.
I love the sweater, but am still thinking about ripping out the bottom half of the arms and changing the decreases. They're a little too narrow. I like tighter arms, but I think these are too tight. I decreased every 5th round as the pattern suggests, but really should have gone with at least every 6th, seeing as I had adjusted the pattern to suit my gauge of 6.25 per inch.
What do I love about this sweater:
The short row detailed yoke.
That it's finished and that the Ravelympics are over.
Often when I've pulled out a big project I find that I'm at a loss for what to start next. I can't decide whether to start which of the following next:
Staghorn from a Fine Fleece
Drops Jacket in Eskimo 103-1
Rebecca by Black Purl Designs/Beth Anne Paustian
Linden from Twist Collective
Butterfly Vest from Schoolhouse
DB sweater for Little Princess
Too many choices. Maybe I should finish some of my UFO's.
Maybe I'll just cast them all on.