Meet “Tubey” a sweater design I just finished from Knitty.com
I finally managed to get this sweater off my needles after 18 months of knitting spurts! (I think I need to tackle smaller projects…) I substituted an inexpensive wool yarn for the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino the pattern called for. That may have proved to be a mistake…but I was feeling cheap and I really didn’t like the colors available at the time. It’s just a weensy bit itchy…d’oh!
It’s funny, last year when I was plodding away at this Susan just happened to blog about her tubey experience. (do I mention Susan in every other post? do I? Well, she’s a keeper, i can’t help myself) Tubey is a fun construction but does have a few fit challenges. It’s like a tube top and a shrug combined. I ended up closing in the neckline a little for a smidge more east-west coverage. I haven’t actually worn it yet, so I’ll have to report back on the comfort factor. I also should’ve researched that little trick for knitting stripes in the round. There’s some little something that you do so you don’t get that step effect when you change your stripe colors. You knitters know it, don’t you? Not me, I just dove on in and started knittin’. (hence, the step effect…)
Speaking of diving on in, take a gander over thar in the right hand side bar. Lookit! I started a Flickr Pool for Warm Fuzzies show and tell! I’m a Flickr ludite, so this is really big for me. I was determined, however, because people are starting to make projects from the book and I thought it’s be great fun to have a place to share them with others. As an added bonus Flickr has a discussion area for sharing tips and asking questions. I am really excited about that, because I wanted a “live” way to handle Q&A about the book and that’s just the place.
So, the pool’s open! Come on in, the water’s fine! Ask away, post your pics, everyone is welcome!
***BTW, shop update tomorrow, January 7th! Lotsa cupcake pincushions!***