Thursday, March 29, 2007

Season 1 and 2

During season 1 of the sitcom, our knitter cranked out the cardigan in pink-a-boo (Brown Sheep’s) cotton fleece. The sweater seemed a bit too drapey, and the neckline a bit funny, but a good blocking would make all the difference, the knitter thought. Not so. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiip went pink-chic.

Perhaps it just needs to be knit in the yarn called for, thought the knitter, not knowing that Lion’s cotton-ese was discontinued. Obsessiveness (often the case) sets in, and our knitter tracks down the exact yarn, in the exact color (thanks, Smileys!). Six skeins of bubblegum colored yarn shows up in a box and our knitter casts on. Knit, knit and then the sweater gets shelved in favor of other shows (er, projects). A real cliff hanger.

Season 2 opens with our knitter hauling out the pile of pink, only to find that the pattern (with all the notes!) is missing (a real mystery), not to be found. The mound of yarn amounts to two finished sleeve and the body within 2 inches of being ready to attach the sleeves, along with 3 unused skeins. Careful, but quick, calculations reveals where we left off in season 1. A little halt in production (due to the need to untangle the skein in use), and then 2 inches were added, and the sleeves are ready to be attached, with the saga of the yoke to follow.

Hoping for a smashing series finale in the coming week--will she finish? Will it fit? Will it be wearable??? Stay tuned. This feels like a mini-series, not a sitcom.



Blogger Karen said...

Oh my gosh, what a perfect post for this sweater!!! You are so cleaver. I needed a good laugh today - thank you!! I'll be tuning in to the finale for sure!kn

3/29/2007 7:29 PM  

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