Monday, September 01, 2008

Yes, I finally have something to blog!

It's a fo!

I started this jacket after a trip to Portsmouth with Gina and Julie a few weeks ago. We went to the Yarn Basket’s grand opening sale and they had all this beautiful Lopi on sale. It did not match either gauge the sweater was knit in, but I figured I could block the crap out of it. It turned out pretty good.

Pattern: Drops Jacket 103-1
Yarn: Reynolds Lopi, charcoal
Started: August 10
Finished: August 31
Mods: Used a weight between the two gauges, following the instructions for the bulky-weight version and blocked to holy hell. Picked up way more stitches for the collar.

My favorite element of this sweater is the collar. It’s just so different.

(that's my sassy look)

I finished sewing the sleeves on Sunday at Yarn and Fiber, and found these adorable skull buttons while there. So perfect for this sweater.

Yeah, it's a classic jacket, but the buttons make it kind of kick-ass.

Oh, and also while there, Jess, Casey and Bob from Ravelry (with couple of their friends) showed up and hung out for a while checking out the store. Yup. I kind of freaked over Bob, who is every bit as adorable as his picture. He deals well with celebrity; he even did a couple of tricks for our entertainment. I did not bring my camera, but I’m sure Gina, Lora, or Caroline will blog theirs. How cool is that?