Ok I know I am exagerating in reality I've worked on it since the beginning of december and haven't touched it since christmas. I need to do the sleeves. This is my first sweater and I altered the pattern from the Stitch and Bitch hoodie but wish the arms were more shaped. My man is a rather big fellow so its 50 inches aroundand 28 inches high. The hood has a cute pick up split a few inches before the shoulder seams that I like. For future refence while I love malabrigo Merino I'm upset that the patterning changed when I stepped out of the round to split for the arm holes.
My birthday was last month, and I got two books, Knitting w/Balls, which a number of guys have mentioned already, and (the recently released, just arrived in the mail today) "Men Who Knit and the Dogs that Love Them." I haven't had much of a chance to look through the new book yet, but from what I've seen it's going to be a good one. It's nearly 100% sweaters for man and beast alike. Now I love my dogs as much as the next guy loves his dog, but a hand knitted sweater for a dog? For me that would be a little over the top, but different strokes I guess. In the meantime, regarding the patterns for men's sweaters, it would appear there's a wide variety of sweaters covering a whole range of ability levels, which for me means there may be one easy enough for me to knit!
I am not sure what happened with those images, I thought they would be attached to a blog entry. But, they are scary huh? I got them from here:
If anyone on here is going to be in or around the Oklahoma City area this weekend a bunch of us guys are driving up from Dallas to ruin the Habana Inn Saturday and would like you to join us.
I'm already looking forward to meeting the guys on here who have said they will be there. Although it will not be all knitting it would be fun to meet y'all.
while most of my friends are already quite willing to tell you I am insane - I'm afraid this project will prove them right.
I've cast on for Eunny Jang's Bayerische Socks - done toe-up as kilt hose.
Wish me luck! I have a feeling I'm going to need it.
In addition to the twisted rib, cables, etc, I'm converting the pattern to toe-up, converting it to kilt hose, and changing the size.
AND - (and this may be the worst part) if I am successful - the intent is to wear the hose with a kilt. I scored enough black watch tartan in an auction last fall to make a great kilt.