Thursday, April 24, 2008

UnStripy


I love it. It's the best thing I've made. It fits him perfectly (actually, I haven't blocked it yet, but if it stretches a little that won't matter. He wore it to work the morning after I sewed on the buttons (oh, for a workplace where this outfit is acceptable!) Isn't it just the bomb? I love how it's sort of quirky and rustic and... just cool.

I'm not sure what else to say about this. The pattern worked out well. Ysolda hasn't done the tutes for the sleeves yet, so I worked out the decreases that I'd need to make and spaced them evenly down the length of the sleeve, working them where the sleeve seam would be if there were one. Turns out I did my maths a bit wrong, so after five decreases every ninth row, I did another eleven (I think) every seventh row. Seems to have worked out okay.


Sure, the flash is annoying, but it shows the wool detail a little better. You can see the variations in the handspun. And the delicious warm aspect in the natural black colour.

In an update on the guy at work I taught to knit: he came into my office the other day to show me that he'd bought Debbie Stoller's Stitch'n'Bitch in his lunchbreak. He also indicated that he'd gone a little awry with the knitting I set up for him, so I suggested he bring it to my office and I could look at it. He rushed in, then closed the door and dropped the blinds so noone could see that he (or I, I guess) were looking at knitting. He's terribly self-conscious about it. Any suggestions on how to make it better?

8 comments:

esmereldaknits said...

It looks great! And fits really, really well - go you!

About the co-worker-my reaction would be to clip him upside the head and tell him to get over it, but I accept that might not be the most helpful solution. I'm interested to see what others come up with.

marirob said...

it's so great! i love the handspun and the buttons and it fits so well. woo hoo!

Meshell said...

Fan-freaking-tastic. Just wonderful!

And about co-worker, perhaps you could show him some work/blogs by well known male knitters, Brooklyn Tweed etc.

Ruth said...

Looks fantastic I am so excited for you.

Ruth

lupinbunny said...

Meshell, that was my thought too, but he found the very concept of knitting blogs absolutely hilarious. Couldn't take them seriously.

I think I'll work this aspect though. I'm hoping Knitxcore proves to be the breakthrough (hot male knitter will hopefully draw him in ;) ).

Esmerelda: yeah, it's weird, because he is NOT the kind of guy that ordinarily minds standing out, but this just seems to have crossed some kind of line for him. So I'm trying to be a little sensitive.

Patrizia said...

I can see why you love it - it looks fantastic on him.

KnitXcorE said...

It looks fantastic!!!!!

i love it!

u used beaverslide yarn, right?

HASSAM SIDDIQUI said...

it's so great! i love the handspun and the buttons and it fits so well. woo hoo!