Sunday, December 09, 2007

once upon a time...

...our heroine discovered that an xs snow white sweater was just not going to fit, because it was a 'true' xs and not an anne taylor xs. so she duly called up knit picks and lo and behold! they had more yarn in the right dye lot! so she put the sweater aside to work on holiday gifts and await the miraculous skein.

her wait was long and arduous, complicated by cables and twisted rib. finally, frustrated with the wait, she called again. the skein was lost. and no more of the same dye lot was to be found. now she sourly awaits an it might match well enough bit of yarn to arrive before she makes the decision whether or not to rip.*

my birthday gift from the folks was 870 yards of frog tree worsted alpaca, so this weekend i cast on for anna bell's jemima sweater.

1x1 rib is sad in alpaca

and i quickly discovered that 1x1 ribbing in very drapey single-ply alpaca just isn't going to work, no matter how you tug and block. rip, rip, rip!

twisted rib

twisted rib. much better.

i spent most of friday evening going through all my knitting books and magazines looking for the perfect pattern for this yarn (it is so soft and squishy, oh man). and i noticed something:

wtf? - IK holiday slump

umm, these are IK winter 2006 and IK winter 2007. slump much?

happy hanukkah!

happy hanukkah!

*luckily, our heroine has enough stash yarn of another variety to knit up this lovely sweater some other day.


Lara said...

bummer! at first I thought your fairy tale had a happy ending but as I read on I realized that the apple was poisoned!! crossing fingers for matching yarn. happy holiday knitting :)

Danielle said...

So true about Ann Taylor! Who are they fooling?