The weather cooperated...darling daughter could spare me a few moments of her "precious" time.
Mr. Lipstickjeans **insert happy dance here**
So you can see how the colorway got it's name...er..no..yeah the Dream in Color girls thought that name up. It had me at...hello there you good looking red! I haven't met many reds I didn't like you know ;)
Heh! (yes I know it's not "quite" red, but it was the closest color I owned)
Look away...look away..... give us your "model" pose...
Ok..I'll share my only ugh...about it.
I think the front was unbuttoned. I feel like a linebacker when I look at this shot. Gah..my butt...where did it go??? (that's what 2 kids will do to ya ;)
Yeah...I likey, a lot!!
Mr. Lipstickjeans aka Mr. Greenjeans
Dream in Color Classy-Lipstick Lava Colorway, less than 4 skeins
Started: April 20, 2008
Finished: March 1, 2009
Knitpicks Harmony circulars in US 7 and 8, sleeves using magic loop
Mods: knit long sleeves and wider button band. I also didn't start the cable/rib section until well past the bustline. Yeah..I'm a person that doesn't like to draw attention there. The pattern was easy to adjust to this too.
I luff it! Soft, cozy, perfect everyday sweater! The sleeves are perfect, a teesny bit long, but since I needed to block it bigger (ahem..need to lose the pudge and it'll fit even better!)
The DIC yarn is nice to knit with and even softer upon washing/blocking. I'd definately use it again. The only thing to watch out for is that there is no dyelot. It is a handpainted yarn and there is a bit of difference. I looked closely and couldn't see any, but if you look closely at this you can see them. A lot of people knit this yarn with 2 alternating skeins...me..um..nah..not this sweater, I decided to say the heck with it! I'm 2 for 4 in the sweater department now! Woot!!
I started this for the DIC Loopy Groopies KAL in April. I was knitting along when....well when I found out I had breast cancer. I still kept knitting on it, and was in the middle of the chest section when I realized I better stop until I knew what was going to happen...so it rested...and rested...I had my surgeries and treatments and recovered and still it sat. I don't know why I didn't pick it right up...maybe all the holiday knitting....I'm thinking more of a sweater block..lost mojo...reminders...who knows! But after the first of the year I decided to finish it as I wanted to clear out the WIP
Button, button, whose got a button??
Gosh, I started searching for the perfect button when the KAL started. I knew I didn't want a wooden, metal, or clay one. Just a plain old one like you see here. When Shannon and I went to SAFF I was on the hunt. I carried my SIP (psst..Sweater In Progress) with me to find the "perfect button" but I didn't find it there. On our way home, via my newfound phone surfing skillz we found Knit Picky in Winston-Salem. There I found exactly what I wanted. The nice salesperson even let me take the button outside to be introduced to my SIP. They fell in love, just like I did.....Something however, tried to keep them apart (buttonhole fiasco ) sigh...but...they were meant to be together!
A trick I learned somewhere...put another button on the back to help stablize it. Of course it had to be red! ;)
A little fun! Had to be a small picture as it's a bit blurry but I love it anyways!
If you've read this far....well goodonya!! Seriously though, thanks for indulging me, it's been a long road...