Saturday, September 3, 2011

Free associating

"What in the heck is that?" asked the newly resurfaced Tom  (meaning that he's back from the hurricane, not that he's exfoliated). He spied the taupe fuzziness on the coffee table and couldn't make hide nor hair of it. For good reason.

I twisted, turned, and transformed the pile until you could sort of tell that it's a sweater. Maybe. Either that or fallopian tubes and a very large uterus (sorry, free associating here).

Such is the state of the Mighty Acorn aka Quercus. I've been making this according to my measurements, but it's time to pin it on the dress form just to make sure it's going to fit. Here goes:

You may not think it fits because of that big empty spot in the middle, but don't panic. That's where the wide band will go, as shown in the sample sweater from the pattern.

Here's the view from the back. Looks like it fits from back here, too. The sweater could really use a bath and some serious blocking but I'm not even sure how to go about blocking a all-in-one-piece, top-down sweater. I guess I'll find out soon.

So, so far, so good. Onward to the bottom which will be boring ole stockinette mixed in with some darts. I'll blog about the waist shaping next time. Meanwhile, I hope you're enjoying your Labor Day weekend and getting a little knitting done, too.


  1. LOL! You must have been sharpening your wittiness in Tom's absence!
    The sweater does resemble some twisted internal female parts. Interesting construction!
    Have an enjoyable Labor Day weekend.

  2. it does look like female anatomy. LOL do you get so much accomplished???!!!
    I marvel.
    As for the sweater 'sans' bands..I see that is as trend make sweaters which intentionally do not meet in the middle ,,and I hate it.Yours will look beautiful when finished. Also that gives a good idea mod for one of those trendy patterns..just add a front of one's own!