He said yes, we talked about The Man Sweater from Stitch and Bitch, since he seems like a guy who would wear Man Clothes [observation: this category is pretty narrow, particularly in reference to handknit sweaters]. Their colorway was great, charcoal-red-black, but I chose oatmeal-teal-forest. I knitted, got distracted, put it in storage, moved to Africa, checked after Hurricane Katrina and miraculously my entire stash is intact.
My entire stash is also entirely unorganized, so The Man Sweater is safely tucked away who knows where.
Back to the Patons. I bought 10 skeins of it in a gorgeous denim blue, and had been eyeing the Dylan Goes Electric pattern:
So a few of us started a knitalong, and I was convinced that I would have it done by Christmas.
Christmas arrived, I was seaming all the pieces together. I couldn’t believe I was only going to be a couple days past the deadline!
Then, I moved. Then, I got distracted with work. Then, the neck was too tight so I reknit and rebound off. Then, the sweater got buried under mountains of yarn. Then, I realized that I couldn’t send it till I sewed a tag inside the neck, since my mom had given me a batch and I’d never yet used one:
Finally last night, I sewed in the tag, folded up the sweater, inserted it in the box, taped the box, called my brother to get his address which he’s told me fifteen times and I always lose it, wrote it on the box, and. Well. I have yet to get to the post office. But I’m going to send it tomorrow!
For some reason, even though I used every setting on my camera, I am still getting a faded photo…the sweater is really the color in the photo above. Note to self: upload that software that Liz gave me, tomorrow!
Not only is it April, but my brother might be moving back to Phoenix. Good thing he’ll have that nice, wooly, warm toasty sweater for those. Er. Nice Cool Days that Phoenix is known for!