Thursday, July 24, 2008

Butter


I mean better. I know just how to make myself feel better. Now I'm on the hunt for just the right yarn in the color of butter. I also need to figure how to make this in just my size. A 34 inch bust will not do and the pattern is published in only that size. I've got a few books on how to do this, I just need to get busy looking it up. I love this sweater. Somehow, it reminds me of a Stephanie Japel pattern. I've got that book, Fitted Knits. I'll look there first before I decide on a pattern. The reason I wanted that book in the first place was for the sweater on the cover.

Last night, I frogged a sock I'd been knitting. It was a beautiful lace pattern that I'd elected to start with Bearfoot. It just wasn't working out and the act of knitting lace wasn't providing comfort to me at all. I cast on again and began to knit a Plain Jane sock. Nothing special. Maybe it was the act of destruction and starting all over that helped soothe my mind. Keeping it simple.

6 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Hope you're successful in your search, this looks like a lovely pattern

Rositta said...

I love that color, it is so calming and will suit you. Good luck in finding a way to enlarge it, I know you can do it...ciao

Mrs. G. said...

I hopping frogging a sock does not involve an actual amphibian!

Rudee said...

Miss 376 and Rositta:
Isn't this sweater sweet? I'm revisiting Japel's book tonight. And knitting my not so plain jane sock. The Bearfoot in Ruby River looks so much better in stockinette than lace.

mrs. g: frogging is very therapeutic. It's just undoing stitches: rip it, rip it. It beats the heck out of tink-which is painstakingly undoing stitches one by one thus, is knit spelled backwards.

Shannon said...

I'm a ripper myself. Couldn't agree more--something very theraputic about getting rid of the whole mess and starting from the beginning. Never heard the expression tink, but I love it. Sometimes you just gotta do it, but it's a headace waiting to happen, for sure! Hope you find your information--the sweater and color are gorgeous!

Rudee said...

Shannon, I frogged the house looking for my book, Fitted Knits. For the life of me, I can't figure out where I put that book. Maybe that is a sign I should just knit Mrs. Darcy's Sweater and forget the one in the book.