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Knitting Too Well

Sometimes I think I should dummy down my knitting and make it look more homemade.

Too Perfect?

My first craft show was two days.  For the first day, I wore a very loose fitting cardigan the I finished last year using a Cascade yarn called Rustic.  For the second day, I wore my Racing Stripe Pullover.

For all of the first day, people commented on my sweater, noting what a nice job I had done making it, or asking if I had made it.

For the second day, I didn’t get one comment about what I was wearing.

I thought it was somewhat odd, and wondered if people just didn’t realize my pullover was hand knit.

It was confirmed when I visited my mom a couple of days ago, wearing the Racing Stripe Pullover.  I was telling how the craft show went, and at one point she asked, “You didn’t knit that sweater did you?”  Despite having knit her a very nice fine-gauge cardigan a couple years ago (which she still wears) and looks like she could have purchased it at Macy’s, she still couldn’t fathom that I had knit such a nicely designed and knit pullover.

Perhaps I should have included a reindeer on the front, or added faux seams to the sides that looked crappy…I’m thinking a sign around my neck would be too much.

At least when I wear my hand-knits when Thaddeus is with me, he knows to boast on my behalf by telling people I designed and knit items like the Racing Stripe Pullover.

Current Knitting

Despite having had to pull out 20 rows of knitting to correct an error, I have made progress on the latest Biased Wrap.

Bias Wrap 10-28-2016 01

I’m thinking about making this garment about 60 inches, so it’s about halfway finished now.  I’m hopeful that washing this wool will make it a bit softer…while a wrap won’t necessary touch the skin directly, I would like it to be comfortable if it does.

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