I haven't knit a whole heck of a lot of garments, socks, scarves or other stuff for boyfriends in the past. Come to think of it, I haven't knit a heck of a lot of garments, socks, scarves or stuff for guy-types like husband, father or brother, either.
(Worse, I didn't really ever knit until recently. So, don't mention the boyfriend part to you-know-who.)
It could be that I have a little girl, and girl stuff is sort of top of mind, but truth be told, if I had a choice, I'd knit for just about anyone with a bit of flair. You know, just about anyone who will wear the garment, the pair of socks, the scarf or some other type of thing with aplomb and a flick of the wrist. Or possibly the hopeful, "Still Hungry" look us knitters eeek out when we finally don a finished item for the first time...
You might know it as the Sweaty Look looking back at you in the mirror, the "I just knit this and I'm not quite sure" look we get from time to time. Or, the "Don't you dare look in the back there, where I accidentally dropped a stitch and didn't notice it until 12 more inches into the pattern but dang it I'm wearing it anyway....to the PROM" look.
Because, isn't this the Badge?
And I'll be honest about the stuff up top. I'm not a fan of the Fair Isle. All that multiple yarn-strand action rattles my brain. Sometimes I wonder if the whole problem stems from being blind on one side but I figure that's just a big excuse.
I just don't like performing the Fair Isle. So I faked it.
Enough said. Except to say, I finished the pullover version of the Cheap-o. Pattern will be available soon. (But don't get mad at me if the Fair Isle is not-so-fair. I just couldn't be bothered with all those strands. Just too many strands everywhere. Ugh.)
And I wanted to show you the cap-sleeved version of Sahara. I'll be sure to tell you when Stitch Diva makes it available, but this particular version blew me away.
Doesn't she have that hungry look?..Or is she begging you to look deeply into her eyes and not at that particular dropped stitch there under the left arm? (Just kidding.)
Sahara should be ready in a week or so. We're (I'm) just ironing out some particulars and trying to revive ourselves (myself) from the excitement of it all.