Thursday, April 03, 2008

For My Mama

Here is my mom's Mother's Day/birthday present, modeled by me:

Erm, my mom is thinner than me. So I think it will fit her well. Me, not so much! But I'm happy with it, it came out well and it steam blocked like a champ.
The stats:
Silken Cowl Tank from Sensual Knits. I knit the smallest size (tiny Mommy) and I knit it on a smaller needle size than recommended. I did this because I have knit with this yarn before and know that it knits up waaaay more loosely than the ball band (and patterns) say. In general, I wanted the sweater to come out more large than the smallest size, and my needle choice was purrrr-fect. I used about 2 1/2 skeins of Tilli Tomas Pure and Simple in color Hope. I scored this yarn for super-cheap when Sarah's Yarns carried it at an already-discounted price and decided to stop carrying it and discounted it further. Nice. So since I already had this yarn I didn't want to spend lots of money on its sequined accent yarn that is called for to knit the cowl, so I just used the same yarn throughout. I also lengthened the body of the sweater, cuz my mama's got a long torso, like me.
And that's all I have to say about that.