Thursday, November 06, 2008

Since I Can't Do it Myself



Movember - Sponsor Me

James, one of the cutest guys on Ravelry is growing his mustache throughout "Movember" to raise money for prostate cancer awareness.

My Contribution
Since I can't grow a mustache myself (or better yet, the World wouldn't want me to), I figured it was easier to just support James in his efforts. The web site allowed me to dream of what I might look like with a big bushy mo'.



Trust me, I could never get a bushy mustache even if I tried for years...and even if I could, it wouldn't look anywhere near as nice as James'.

Current Knitting
Yes...I have been knitting.



So far, this is the best picture I've been able to take of the stranded pullover sweater. It shows the pattern pretty well, but it also shows the softness of the yarn. I plan on making a lot of headway on this sweater over the weekend. This is not a project I'd like to have lingering.

Recent Purchases
I was having lunch with a client last week in downtown Ann Arbor, MI. She casually mentioned there was a yarn store on the next block. I told her to eat faster. The store is Busy Hands and they have both lovely yarns and lovely designs. The owner was also a delight.

I ended up buying this.



I know...I know...I complained about the knot I found in the last ball of Noro Kureyon Sock yarn, but I just couldn't resist these two colorways. Not sure what I'll be making with these, but I had to have them.

Readers' Comments/Questions
The other day, Seanna Lee asked, "Your sweater is coming along beautifully. Have you charted out the motifs you are using, or are you mostly making it up as you go along?"

The initial framing sections were just being made up as I went along. When I looked for something I could steal for the main sections of the front and back, I quickly found the perfect pattern stitch from the front cover of Marianne Isager's Knitting Out of Africa. I actually spent a few hours modifying her graphic to fit on my sweater, but I'm loving how it's turning out.

10 comments:

JellyDonut said...

You are too funny--eat faster!

The sweater is lovely! I really hate the Noro knots, too, but Karaoke is much worse. These colorways are gorgeous and I would also be tempted. I've bought FIVE balls of Noro in the last month. I hope I don't see this colorway or I'm doomed to buy more!

Jennifer said...

I love the sweater so far! I actually have a skein of Kureyon Sock in that black-purple-etc. colorway, but I'm thinking mine will actually be socks...

Seanna Lea said...

Ooh, I love seeing how the pattern is evolving! It looks great!

I wish I had client meetings that could involve yarn shops (except that I don't really like meetings), though I count myself lucky that I work pretty close to one of the local yarn/fabric districts in town.

JoVE said...

Not that you want to hear this but some folks on the GLBT knit list have found as many as 5 knits in a ball of the Noro sock yarn. You can imagine the frustration. I hope you have better luck.

Geek Knitter said...

Eat faster? Heck, I'd have asked for the check instantly... especially after taking a good look at those colors!

twinsetellen said...

The sweater is great. I love the color combination and can't wait to see more.

ames said...

Well! I was in AA over Memorial Day weekend, ate at Seva, and NOW I find out about the yarn store? My friend was totally holding out on me!

Your sweater is gorgeous! One day, I will do the colorwork sweater. One day.

rogue1 said...

Funny isn't it. Joe laments his inablility to grow a busy mustache, and I lament my newly aquired ability to grow one at all. Sigh.
I'm using that colorway the Noro to crochet the Stone City Scarf in the latest issue of Interweave Crochet. Not sure if I'll add the dangly bits or a bit o' lace though.

Denise said...

Not, that I don't support the efforts to fight breast cancer but every time I see a pink ribbon I wonder where are the blue ribbons for prostate cancer.

Not enough has been done for this cause. I'm headed over to James' site to check it out. Kudos to both of you.

Brooklynne said...

Hey,
I think you used to be on the GLBT-knit list... that sweater is looking really good, nice pattern, I can't pull patterns like that off too busy... My partner is also doing Movember! I dunno how i feel about him having a Mo, since after all i am a lesbian :-P well i just wanted to say hi after a lot of time reading you blog.

Brooklynne