Saturday, January 21, 2012

Snow Days, Gray Sweaters

Remember that boring gray sweater I mentioned a few posts ago? Well, I finally finished it last night. I decided to add a stripe of variegated color (from yarn I hand-dyed) on each sleeve to break up the monotony. :) Here's all the knitterly information

Project: Go-To Pullover from Get Started Knitting. It looks like this book is out of print, but Amazon has a few used copies.
Needle Size: US 8 
Yarn: Cascade 220, colorway 880, and Cascade 220 in cream which I overdyed in variegated colors. 
This was supposed to be a turtleneck, but I decided to make it a crewneck instead. Oh, and my gauge was all whacked-out on this one. I had to frog and re-knit a smaller size, because the sweater I was originally knitting would have easily fit two of me. Maybe even three. 

J's sick, which meant we stayed in last night. Then today it snowed and the roads were unplowed and icy for most of the day, so I skipped my spinning class and decided to use my leftover sweater yarn to knit a sweater for the dog. Her first handknit sweater!

Project: Little Penny Sweater from Doggie Knits by Corinne Niessner. 
Needles: US 5 and 6 circular
Yarn: See my gray sweater info :) 
See the matching stripe? 

J couldn't resist taking a picture of both of us, wearing our matching sweaters. 
And now for a trade comic book review. Gotham City Sirens: Strange Fruit by Peter Calloway and Tony Bedard. I borrowed this from the library because it features Poison Ivy, Catwoman, and Harley Quinn living in one apartment, and fighting crime together. It seemed like a fun title about women superheroes kicking butt. Unfortunately, not so much. The arcs collected in this trade were lackluster, and the characters not very well-developed. Each of these female characters are interesting in their own right, but portrayed here, they seem like watered down versions of themselves. I won't be picking up the other trades. 

1 comment:

  1. Cool sweater! I remember the year I went to camp. Someone at camp had a sweater like that.