Cirilia and I are both avid npr listeners and both of us love the weekend current events/comedy/game show “wait, wait… don’t tell me!”. W…e…l….l , the week before last, one of the regular panelists, Mo Rocca, happened to mention (during a story about knitting sweaters for bald chickens) that he hated homemade sweaters because they are “alway itchy”. Gasp! :)
Soon after, a discussion thread appeared on Ravelry, suggesting (among other things, cough) that someone should knit him a beautiful soft sweater. Several folks even volunteered.
I seized the opportunity. I’ve sent lovely soft pure merino heather
in color 8615 Boysenberry Jam to the three ravelers who graciously volunteered to whip up the pieces. They’ll be knitting Ben.
Several others have volunteered to do the finishing. I’ll have to figure that one out later.
Then, in a strange miracle of the modern age, Peter Sagal (the host of the show) tweeted us @berrocodesign because many knitters had written in and now knows about the sweater!!!! Which lead to this week’s show which contains an apology from Mo that makes me grin from ear to ear. Link: Go to – Panel Round Two A special message from Mo Rocca.
He promised to model it. I know, I know, small thrills…. but I love npr and wait wait… don’t tell me!
It’s time, once again, to showcase you fantastic knitters out there – our customers. Here are five sweaters designed by me and interpreted by Ravelers to fit their individual tastes and needs.
KallieKY’s assemblage is knit in Inca Gold. The pattern calls for Pure Merino dk , but as you can clearly see Inca Gold works very well. Here’s the link to our original photo.
TrafficKnitter's cabled coat
This pattern is in the Fall 2007 edition of Vogue Knitting. Traffic Knitter whipped up the Pure Merino pieces very quickly and suffered angst about sewing it together perfectly. She’s posted a great side view on her blog and described her sewing solution.
Gauge let her creative instincts free with her interpretation of Linear from NGV3. In her hands a more austere monochromatic Inca Gold cardigan is infused with steampunk prettiness.
Cadburyskeeper expressed the wish that she had taken a better photo of her Chantal, but I love the boldness of the red cardigan against the black and white curtain and the odd feeling that she is taking a photo of us as we gaze on. Oh, and yes, she’s used the yarns called for Ultra Alpaca and Ultra Alpaca Light (which come dyed to match).
I think that meegiemoo’s Alpine suits her perfectly. Here’s the link to the free pattern . Check out her blog to see ”The Cutest Shoes in the World”, completing the the look (scroll down). For more pictures of Alpine knit in Cuzco – click here.
More ravelers’ sweaters in my previous post.
Thanks for all the great Knitting!