September 13, 2004


Well, I still don’t have any interesting progress to report on the brown sweater (though I’m getting near the end of the final sleeve, really I am), so instead I’m going to post something I made quite a while ago. Two things, actually, or rather two iterations of the same project. Now, before I give you the link to the popup picture, you need to know a few things. It’s taking a bit of courage to show you this, for at least two reasons; first, the picture is rather, erm, revealing (hence the popup!), and I’m vain enough to rather dislike showing so much of myself to the world. Second, and more importantly, this project will probably be scorned by all serious knitters as a waste of valuable knitting time… and with some reason. But it was fun! And the entertainment value provided by having such an item in my closet (and then being able to give a second version as a gift) was priceless.

Enough already, eh? The only other thing you need to know is that the lovely girl standing next to me is my sister Morel, proud recipient of the silliest handknit birthday present ever! Here it is, then.

Not really worth all the buildup, but it amuses me… Oh, and for what it’s worth, we both swam in them, and they held up just fine. Mine’s cotton/acrylic (leftover from the CottonEase I used for my Sitcom Chic, actually) and my sister’s is plain acrylic.

Next time, back to the sober, sensible, plain brown sweater.

Posted by Aven at September 13, 2004 11:57 PM

Aven - not silly at all. They look great on you. And isn’t if fun to knit something different than just sweaters? I’m sure it is.

Posted by: lisa at September 14, 2004 10:22 AM

They’re not silly — they’re sexy. You both look fabulous!

Posted by: Jane Koster at September 14, 2004 10:49 AM

Not silly, not silly - very fun! By the way, are there any stories behind how you and your sister got your names?

Posted by: Elizabeth at September 14, 2004 11:39 AM

Yes, let’s hear the stories behind the names. Give!

By the way, my definition of “silly” is: lacking good sense, foolish, unwise. What’s yours?

Posted by: Rethabile Masilo at September 14, 2004 12:33 PM

Those are wonderful! I always wondered if those kind of thing held up to the water - and now I know! Where was the pattern from?

Posted by: Dani at September 14, 2004 07:37 PM

aw, you guys look so cute! and those suits hardly look knit at all, which is interesting. :D

Posted by: laura at September 15, 2004 12:42 PM

What fun! I, too, would like to know where your pattern came from. Good to know they don’t fall down in the water.

Posted by: Julie M. at September 16, 2004 04:12 PM