Do over

I started this blog to talk about… Well, whatever, which I guess that was part of the problem of writing the blog. I didn’t know what to write about. My audience was people who know me, so I could write about me, but I’m not that interesting. I tried writing about the weather (really), but that’s only marginally more interesting than I am. (Related note – we’re expecting a tropical depression on Sunday. I can’t wait!) I could write about Chicago, but that would require being out in Chicago, and see there are like these shows on Netflix, and I’m like not totally sure how long they’ll be available, so I need to watch them before they disappear into the black hole that is the internet. And have you been in Chicago? It’s not that great.

So, for take two, I’m going to write about the stuff that I do everyday. I’m going to write about the books that I’m reading, the things that I’ve watched, the occasional Chicago outing, but mainly I’m going to write about the things that I’m making. Mainly, I’m knitting things. (Just ask John. I’ve been walking around the house singing “I’m makin’ a sweater” for the past few days. Guess what I’ve been working on?) I sew things poorly, but I think I’m getting better. I cook things with varying degrees of success. I’ve been hankering to spray paint something, so watch out. Let’s dive right in, shall we?

Here’s a thing I made and some weird photos of it.

It’s a sweater! I swear.

I call this one the Wonder Woman.

“How tall was the person who stole your sweater sleeves?” “She was about yay high, Officer.”

Who put these flowers here?

Believe it or not this photo shoot was entirely self directed, to the amazement of my photographer. The main problem is me. I’m not so much uncomfortable in front of the camera as too comfortable. But this sweater is also a little, tiny bit strange and difficult to photograph. Don’t get me wrong, the sweater is awesome, and I plan on wearing it all the time, it’s just a little bit confusing. I think it demands skinny jeans and understated, yet quirky confidence to really pull off. But I’m not worried about pulling it off. I have enough trouble getting it on. Ba-dum-ching. But really, the sweater is very cool and some of my better knitting, I think. It’s too hot now to tell if I’ll really wear it as much as I’m hoping, but I’ll keep you updated. Don’t worry.

This is the lovely Inversion by Jared Flood. I didn’t make any modifications, unless knitting part of it twice because my gauge was so wonky counts as a modification. I really suggest for anyone looking to knit this sweater that you take the time to get gauge and take notes on how you got it. This much stockinette will really not hide many mistakes. Also, if you’re skittish about seaming, this might not be the project for you.

Next up, socks!


3 thoughts on “Do over

  1. Alison says:

    You’re baaaaaack!! I am so excited! I wish I could hear your “I’m knitting a sweater” song. I bet its intoxicating.

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