Sunday, May 29, 2011

This appeared on the Blue Sky Alpacas website!

It's a design I did a few months back for their new Techno Yarn.

Which is a super soft, light and lofty, bulky baby alpaca which Blue Sky is releasing very soon. I loooooved knitting with it, and decided to make some chunky lace out of this gorgeous cream color called Fame.

Now that it's actually published, below is the pattern information from Blue Sky:

a link to the Thea's Pullover page is here, and some basic information is below.
(They decided against a name in the cocktail family!)

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This mod pullover features a deep scoop neck, a fitted shape and a chic lacy detail. Top down construction provides the opportunity to modify the fit to flatter any shape.

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

MATERIALS
• Blue Sky Techno (50g/120yds):
5 (6, 7, 7, 8) hanks
• Size 10½ (6.5 mm) 32" circular needle
or size needed to obtain gauge
• Size 10½ (6.5 mm) double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
• Stitch markers
• Stitch holders and/or scrap yarn
Photo Shown: Fame #1970

SIZES
S (M, L, XL, 2XL)
Instructions are for smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When one number is given, it applies to all sizes.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust
: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)"
Length: 24 (25, 26, 26¾, 27¼)"

GAUGE
In St st, 12 sts and 20 rnds = 4"
Needle size required may vary depending on color of Techno chosen, please check your gauge.

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I can't believe I missed the photo posting, but since my head's been buried in house buying, faucet purchasing and wallpaper/carpet removal this past week, I guess it isn't too surprising.

See it below?


Gone. Two whole stories of big honking flowers - in trash bags.

I don't have any pics of the thousand year-old, used-to-be-green, carpet but that's also gone -- piled up in the driveway for the dumpster. And next week, the contractors arrive to add the kitchen and baths to the very same dumpster.

I also trimmed the hell out of an azalea, a rhodedendron and a rose bush which were taking over various parts of the yard, washed all the baseboards, cleaned up the basement, ripped off the ugly fireplace front, and de-dog furred whatever I could manage upstairs. Don't worry - the toastmaster is still there.

Craig just informed me that we're frogging the house. Which we are, really.

Think he's privy to some knitting jargon in his daily rounds?

11 comments:

O~ said...

I LOVE it "frogging" the house!!! That is too funny!
And the little sweater is quite lovely!

yodafatkitty said...

Good work but don't forget the Advil, lol. Sounds like you may need it.

yoel said...

Great pattern! Can you remind us again when it is autumn? I can't even think of anything long-sleeved now.

Also, I love the "frogging" of the house! My husband thinks the term "blocking" refers to any quasi-magical fixing-up and perfecting, like "we should really block that concrete because of the cracks." Ha!

Tanya said...

LOVE that sweater!

Seanna Lea said...

Frogging the house is a very apropos way of describing what you are doing now. So wonderful!

Kym said...

I love frogging a house! It takes a bit more time and effort than frogging your knitting. . . but fun, all the same. (By the way -- do you have any tips on wallpaper removal? I'm just about to undertake a huge frogging project myself. . .)

soknitpicky said...

The sweater is gorgeous, and I love the eponymous name! I don't see it on Rav yet but will fav it when it shows up.

"Frogging the house" is a great phrase. I think you may have started a trend.

knittingmydayaway.com said...

Love the sweater.

Who had the patience to put that wallpaper on in the first place.....imagine all the knitting they could have gotten done in the time it took!!

Local Egg said...

The sweater looks fantastic!!

Renee said...

Frogging the house ~ what a great expression!! That was some crazy wallpaper.

Luv the knit!!!!!

Carol said...

Wow! Gorgeous! Congratulations!!!! Will catch up soon about all things yarn & house. Looks like the house is going to be all kinds of fabulous.