Bad photo, but my regular camera's battery is dead. The yellow isn't quite *that* shrill in person. ;) I used good ol' Lion Brand Cotton-Ease because I tend to flake out on sweaters and didn't want to invest a lot if I was just going to abandon it. The pattern is Hey, Teach from Knitty. Of course I had to choose a pattern with that name! Plus, it fits beautifully. The only real problem is that it gaps at the bust, even though it's plenty big enough. The shoulder edges were K1, SSK and the reverse; if I were to knit this again, I'd do a K2 at the start to make the seaming easier and the joins less flimsy. Overall, though, I love it! Just need to block it to stop the bottom hem from flipping up.
And just this afternoon I started another sweater for a Mother's Day present. I really like Petrie in the new Knitty, but I know that all the stockinette would drive me crazy. I spent an hour searching Ravelry for another shell pattern. Too many of them are empire-waisted or otherwise frilly, which are great for me but not really something for a 64-year-old woman! Certainly not Mom's style, at least. Although I felt silly for choosing yet another pattern from Knitty, I'm going with Emerald Seas. I headed up to a LYS in Woodstock. Although they had tons of cotton, they didn't have enough in any one color (but the clerk tried to sell me some SWTC that would've cost a fortune!) I settled on Aslan Trends Pima, in an interesting four-ply of red, orange, and magenta. Totally my mother's colors. Unfortunately, it's also quite splitty, and the pattern calls for 7" of 3x2 ribbing. Yikes! Still, I'm hoping it'll be a fairly quick knit.
Time for a linkspam:
-- Slate talks about common navigational mistakes, and they have a hilarious essay on how the White House Easter Egg Roll is evil government indoctrination.
-- Last weekend I watched Donald Glover's (from Community) stand-up special. I loved this routine about melodramatic school kids.
-- Awww. Vulture reports from the Ugly Betty wrap party and applies to be an anti-piracy intern.
-- MonkeySee interviews Grant Imahara about Craig Ferguson's robot skeleton sidekick.
-- A bit late, but here are ten bits of trivia about Faberge eggs.
-- PopWatch asks whether people really watch Friday night TV programming.
-- And since this linkspam is pretty short, here's a silly ficlet I wrote to celebrate Tara finishing her Academy fic. ;)