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!


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

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.