Saturday, May 5, 2012

Moar yellow, pleez

Yesterday afternoon I wore my new Miette sweater for a very special occasion:  I had my first blogger buddy meet-up!  It was so fun!  I met new knitter, blogger, MMMer and Miette KALer Alicia from Iron-On Maiden - seriously, isn't that one of the best blog names ever?  Alicia is sweet, funny and articulate - all my favorite things - and she's practically Sewing Royalty because she has met and been fabric shopping with the one and only Peter of Male Pattern Boldness!

I had meant to take a couple pictures, but we tore through almost 2 hours talking and comparing notes about knitting and sewing and I completely forgot!  Oh well - next time!

So instead you get some pictures of the new sweater I started the other day.  This one is actually from my list too!  Meet the beginnings of my Antibes:

Have I mentioned I love yellow?  This is some 4-Ply Cotton I stashed a couple years ago when it was discontinued.  Since that time I've been working my way through all I bought, and have so far made six sweaters.  This is number seven, and I've got enough for one more after this.  I do love this yarn and wish it hadn't been discontinued.  The new version, Siena, isn't quite the same.

Anyway, this is a short-sleeved polo shirt, and the stripes are somewhat textured:

Which is nice, because it keeps the work from being too boring, but it's got enough stockinette to keep it from being too "thinky" also.

This evening's knitting, however, will be some swatches to use in taking macro photos to show you all a couple things about picking up stitches for the button bands.  I thought it would be easier to show on plain stockinette - and also, I was just dying to finish my sweater!

The Miette post I do on buttonbands will probably be the last of the KAL, unless someone has a topic they need help with that they'd like a separate post on.  I'm also considering moving questions to the flickr group discussion board after the last post.  I think it will be a little easier for me to keep track of that way.  Anybody have any ideas or requests regarding this?


  1. How exciting to meet a 'real' blogging friend! I hope to have that same experience one day!

  2. Yay, more yellow! It's such a great color-- you can't have too much of it!

  3. Oh, I love that pattern! Glad you had fun on your meetup,

  4. Your new project is very sweet in these pastel colors, nice choice! And btw, did I mention how much I love your Miette :) Looking forward to modeled pictures!

  5. Any tips you have on buttonhole spacing would be appreciated (I lengthened body). I can never work out how to get them even. Your Miette turned out beautifully!

  6. Aww, thanks for the kind words. It really was fun! This new sweater is super cute!

  7. You had a blind blogger date? You so brave! I did that too and we have become friends and meet for coffee and knitting every month! I didn't know you had a 4-ply stash. Me too!

    1. I felt brave, because I'm actually a very shy person. But it helped that we had corresponded a bit before meeting. And she turned out not to be an axe murderer, LOL!

      I'm sad that my 4-Ply Cotton stash is almost gone. I've started trolling the stash pages on Rav, but there's not much there either!


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