Friday, March 14, 2008

Happy Pi Day!!!

Yes, I am a geek, but you know this? What is pi day? March 14....3-14.... pi=3.14..... There we go! And it took me a while to find greek pi in the system....stupid HTML.....and then blogger wouldn't accept it. Poo!

In celebration, I would like to serve a little humble pie to a little someone who didn't actually believe I got buttons.....

BEHOLD!!!Pattern: Central Park Hoodie from KnitScene Fall '06, also available on KnittingDaily.com
Yarn: Plymouth Encore in #1444 (I think I used 7 skeins)
Needles: US6 and US8
Size: 40" (for the TMI of the day, my bust is 41.5")
Buttons: From Village Wools in Albuquerque, NM

Notes: The body is 1.5" longer than the pattern - I just wasn't paying attention! I Kitchenered the hood together, from front to back. First, this turned out a lot better than I thought. I was expecting the purls to look different, but they don't really, or I can't tell. Second, the back part ended up very pointy, but I think it will just leave it alone. I also added some reinforcement along the neck and shoulder edge to give it some stability via the Harlot.

Next time: I will add another button. I would on this one if my buttons weren't a 12 hour drive away. I also want to do my hood a bit different. I want to see about working decreases so that I can carry the back cable up to the top of the hood so it looks prettier when you aren't wearing it.

This did get some snow time in NM and a lot since I got back. The yarn is wonderful. It knitted up a lot softer than it was in the skein. Encore has definiately won in my book. It's other good quality.....cheaper than all get-out. I made this sweater for about $50, including buttons (which were $10, but so freakin' cute.)

7 comments:

weezalana said...

It's fabulous! Looks fantastic on you, and those buttons rock!

chemgrrl said...

Eeeeee! They're widdle faces! SO cute. And okay, they exist. I'll admit it. Anyway, I like pie. Or pi. Whichever.

Bezzie said...

I agree, those buttons were worth it. Great modeled shots!

Beverly said...

It looks great on you. The buttons are way cool. I love Encore too, but I've never used it for a sweater - yet.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

It looks great on you! Well done!! And I love the buttons! Just perfect!

Jo said...

It looks fabulous on you - what a wonderful job!

Miss Knotty said...

Those buttons are awesome! Love.

See you soon,
Miss K