I don’t seem to be able to get up the steam to go stand in the back yard and make Hubbo take a picture of me wearing my newly finished Carpino sweater (aka The Giant Fingerless Mitt because it uses our Squad Mitts yarns). The lack of steam has nothing to do with my fondness for this sweater, which is considerable. I am wearing this thing like Linus with his blanket.
In the interest of proving that I did finish it, here’s a snapshot from the other night, when there was an unprecedented Reunion Of Former BookPage Staffers. Hilarity! Molecular examination of large topics. A story about a dog, his butt, the need for regular applications of powder to this butt, all while nursing a newborn baby.
It was one of those all-night, great conversations.
Tidbits about This Project
The Mighty Transformative Power of Blocking was at work, for sure. This Hazel Knits yarn knitted up tidily enough, but it was great to see it smooth out so well after its bath and chiropractic treatment.
Once again, blocking reveals all. You can’t fool Mother Knitting—check out this error in my knitting. Toward the bottom, every time I came around, there was one stitch out of whack. I blithely knit on through all crises, knowing it was a crisis of some kind but good grief do I have to try to solve every problem in the damn world?
The answer is pretty much no.
See the diagonal line of imperfect, slightly smaller holes, starting at about 10 o’clock and going southeast to about 6 o’clock? Yeah, I didn’t see that until I pinned this down.
Where was Quality Control on this thing? Who are these people?
In cheerfuller news, I really, really like the airy front part. It makes for a sweater that isn’t so, you know, sweatery. An excellent garment for spring weather.
The applied i-cord edge at the collar is so satisfying that I want to add one to everything. It’s such a clever bit of engineering. It works. So cool.
Thank you, Carol Feller, for this sweater I’m going to make for a third time, I just know it.