Monday, July 20, 2009
Gallery Jacket 4 of 30
This is the Valley Yarns Gallery Jacket. I loved everything about knitting this sweater, the color is such a nice sophisticated gray, the springiness of the twisted ribbing, even the delightful monotony of knitting the same stitch over and over for an entire sweater.
Too bad it only looks good on people who aren't named Davin. Everyone in my family tried it on, my mom, my sister (who is modeling here, isn't she cute?), my mom's boyfriend's daughter, heck, even my mom's boyfriend! Of course, I guess it didn't look very good on him either, but man-o can this thing stretch. something about it just doesn't suit me, so it became an unintentional present for the rest of my family.
I used Cascade 220 superwash, and it made a soft fabric that I loved, and felt saddened to part with, despite the fact that I would never wear the sweater.
There was one other thing that wasn't ideal about this project. When I tried to block it, I soaked it in water as usual and it got HUGE. I mean, down to my knees huge, it could have fit about 4 of me. I nearly cried. I rushed to the internet and it told me that this happens with superwash, and that is why wet blocking really doesn't work all that well. It told me to throw it in the dryer. I was super skeptical, this sweater could have fit me if I turned into an ogre. I went to the laundromat, threw in a couple of quarters, and 20 minutes later, and it had snapped right back into shape, kind of like magic.
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