06 August 2006

One Pillow Down

I finished one of the two patchwork felted pillows on my UFO list. Here it is, front and back:





I also managed to photograph My Lord and Master wearing his new Viking Sweater, now complete with pewter clasps. Was I right, or was I right, that he looks really hot in it?





This (showing more accurate colors) is a shot of the Fair Isle knitting I did in the hem facing (a la EZ, but in Cyrillic). I put in the date, but instead of the actual random day I finished it, I put in tomorrow's date, which happens to be our 2-year anniversary. It occured to us that in two years of marriage I've knitted him precisely 2 sweaters. I now seem to have committed myself to knitting him a sweater every year. I'm already planning next year's - another Dutch Fisherman's Sweater, but this time I'm going to make it in a nice cream or tan color that shows the pattern easily, and in a softer yarn, and I'm going to do one with much more complicated stitch patterns, so I don't get bored, as I did last time. I'm actually looking forward to it, but I won't start until after UFO August and after I've started the new Fair Isle sweater for myself.

Two whole people (that I know of) have now taken up the gauntlet of my Knit-Geek Questionnaire - hurrah! Go read them: here's the Purloined Letter and Spectacled. And fill out your own!

6 comments:

Deede said...

Killer sweater! Love your blog, too. I filled one out, too, by the way! Here's the link. http://tangler.blogspot.com/2006/08/i-memed-myself-today.html . It's the only type of meme/quiz/thingie I've ever wanted to do, woo.

The Purloined Letter said...

Beautiful sweater! I especially love the facing!

Jenn said...

Great sweater! I really like the survey, but damn....I must really be a novice because I wouldn't have a clue as to how to answer most of those question. Maybe I'll give it a go one day when I can think. LOL.

Caroline said...

I loved your quiz. I think you forgot one important question though:) "What important thing are you trying to put off doing whenever you knit?" I am working on my thesis too, and I have found that knitting is often way more interesting to me than conducting research. I'm hopeless! Here's my link
http://karolineknits.blogspot.com/2006_08_01_karolineknits_archive.html

Specs said...

Yay! Just saw the link to my blog.

And that is a gorgeous sweater (and your boy/man/pal looks great in it).

Nicole said...

Great fair isle work. Nice sweater.