That's what my husband was calling what I was doing last night as I was seaming up my Ivy sweater. I'm happy it's finished, but I'm not totally thrilled with it yet. I think I can fix what I need to fix, but I'll probably have to get some help. So...for now, here is my Ivy - all finished!
Pattern: Ivy by Glenna C. in the Fall '06 Knitty
Yarn: Knit Picks Telemark in Alpine Frost (almost 9 balls)
Needles: Size 3 metal straights
Gauge: 5st/in (the pattern calls for 6 st/in, so I knit the smallest size to offset the difference)
Cast On: January 13, 2007 (while stuck inside due to icy roads - according to my notebook)
Finished: January 26, 2008
Details and thoughts: My sleeves are too big. You can tell where I've tried to squish the sleeve cap into the armscye. They are also a touch long, but that doesn't bother me as much as the blousiness at the shoulders. However, the wrap part and the cables look great! My husband said it is "slimming". (Could a husband say anything more flattering?) I really enjoyed knitting this. Some parts seemed to take forever, and I obviously set it aside for a while as it was started last January. If not the softest yarn Knit Picks has available, Telemark is a good, basic wool. It's a touch rough against the skin, but as this is a wrap sweater, I'll always have something underneath it.
New blog design! I've changed the name of my blog to Yarn-Intercept. I love the name and it fits me perfectly. I'm a math teacher so while browsing through some math terms the other day trying to come up with something to call my blog, I found y-intercept. In algebra, this is the point at which a graphed function crosses the y-axis. So, you could say, whenever I intercept yarn, there is a positive correlation to my happiness (as well as a negative effect on my bank account). Can anyone tell me what the y-intercept is in the banner graph and why I chose that particular point? (Hint, the interval is not 1:1) Whoever guesses closest will win two balls of Knit Picks sock yarn (Essential - peacock multi) as a prize! I'll use a random number generator if more than one guesses correctly. Just leave me your answer in the comments and I'll pick the winner on Friday, February 1st. Good luck!