though as a side note how awesome is the name Benedict Cumberbatch? I mean come on, can it get more British? The man has amazing parents! I of course deduced this from his name ;)
Okay, back on topic. Knitting. Fair Isle. Sweaters. Summertime.
I got the extra yarn I ordered.
I was over-the-top excited when I pulled them out of the bag.
Look at the cake of yarn, that is what I had before. They match perfectly! I mean perfectly! Considering that I didn't have the color number or dye lot for the yarn I had on hand...I just remembered the brand I think I got blessed by the Knitting Fairies :) I promise, Fairies I'll pay it forward.
|love the umbrella tops <3|
Can I just say I love this sweater? Oh, wait I just did :) Honestly, I haven't found any errors or problems in the pattern though that doesn't mean I haven't made any. It probably would go easier if I marked the fair isle pattern repeat but I can't find my stitch markers and I don't want to buy anymore. I did have to go and buy another needle as my 29-inch just was too short for the 300+ sts and I still have one more row of increases!
Even though the pattern is knit with sock weight yarn it's really knit up at a DK gauge which doesn't bother me in the least. Right now I'm following the pattern for the 36/38 but I may change it up after the split for the body and go up to the 40/42, I've had 5 babies people so I don't want to draw too much attention to the tummy but I did want some negative ease. We'll see. Once I'm done with fair isle pattern I'll try it on.
For those knitting along with me how is your sweater going? Are you obsessed as me? Personally I blame the obsession on watch Sherlock for most of the sweater, how can you watch that show and not become obsessed I don't know? Seriously that show exudes obsession and compulsiveness :) If you haven't watched it yet you should...you won't regret it! BBC Masterpiece Mystery...on Netflix! I'll see you all next week now I'm off to celebrate Independence Day by sewing, knitting and eating yummy food :)