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Fuzzy Kimono - Qualified Perceptions
Fuzzy Kimono
Sweater finished! This was an odd project - kelkyag aquired some Fluffy Teal Mohair that I was looking at askance and trying to fend off, until desireearmfeldt said "ooh! you could make this out of it. The original is silk-and-alpaca, very drapey; the teal mohair is, well, mohair, not drapey at all and very Fluffy. But just because I wouldn't wear a fuzzy fluffy kimono sweater doesn't mean it's a bad thing - I wouldn't wear those wiggle-toe running shoes either, and Andrea likes those too.

It took a while to get the gauge right - I had to drop two needle sizes, and I'm not usually a loose knitter, but mohair is weird. And then I started to panic that there wouldn't be enough yarn, but it turned out to be just enough (cables are very yarn-consuming, so my initial estimates are off). Since it was an Unknown Mystery Yarn, I didn't really know how much I was working with, so I did a lot of comparing to other skeins of approximately the same size.

Anyway. Technically not done by Christmas, but definitely done in the time frame in which I am managing to give out Christmas presents.

Current Mood: relaxed relaxed

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From: desireearmfeldt Date: December 26th, 2013 08:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

Woo hoo! Presents for me! :)

To be fair, if you'd said "it's madness to make that sweater out of that yarn, for technical reasons!" I would have bowed to your superior wisdom. This is what happens when you let the 6-year-old pick the dinner menu. :)

But, based on my brief trying-on of the torso, I expect it'll all be good. It certainly looks pretty in the photo.
merastra From: merastra Date: December 26th, 2013 10:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Neato! Very pretty color and that's a nice design. :-)
kelkyag From: kelkyag Date: December 26th, 2013 10:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oooooh. The big braided cable around the neckline is very nice. I hope it fits desireearmfelt well!

Is it mirror-imaged from the picture in the pattern writeup?

(I blame the fiber swap for the teal mohair. I couldn't just leave it there to become tree dressing!)
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: December 26th, 2013 10:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, it's mirror-imaged, though it looks like a good third of the projects on ravelry are too. I belatedly realize that it was probably following the instructions "sew neckband up the left front" by sewing up the left-while-I-am-looking-at-it front. :)
kelkyag From: kelkyag Date: December 26th, 2013 10:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, I was thinking they'd flipped the photo in the pattern picture to suit someone's aesthetic sense. :)
jaedian From: jaedian Date: December 27th, 2013 02:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, don't let the 6 year old do pick the dinner menu, you end up with Chinese dumplings, spaghetti and meat sauce, as well as random raw cut up veggies and onion rings. ;)

The sweater seems to have turned out well!
greyautumnrain From: greyautumnrain Date: December 27th, 2013 02:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
It seems I am stricter about knitting than food. We let the kids pick the dim sum menu all the time, but I will never ever make anything out of mohair. Nice job.
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