Foe, Faux, FO!

September 23, 2008 by

Often, I labor under the impression that my knits have to be superstars.  Tricky, show-off knits.  Usually, when I suffer this delusion I find myself not knitting but rather fretting about what I could or should be knitting.  These thoughts do not promote productivity or calm. It is just plain exhausting.

Part of my time this past summer had been spent knitting one of the most poorly written patterns that I have ever encountered. It was not a difficult pattern, just really truly frustrating (a decent tech editor would save the day), and it has sent me running for the simple.  In the round, stockinette with lovely hand painted or hand dyed yarns are terribly satisfying right now.

Done is better than perfect and warm is much better than worrying.  I LOVE this sweater.


Yarn: Manos del Uruguay

Color: 118

Skeins used: 8

Needles: Knit Picks Options, wood size 10


There is no pattern for this sweater, just features and measurements that please me.  The extra long neck, the very fitted arm scye, and the very long ribbed arm cuffs with thumb hole all tickle me.  DS3_2801

A Redefined Superstar, I’d say.


7 Responses to Foe, Faux, FO!

  1. Anita

    Your sweater is beautiful. I love it! And, I love the thumb holes. It’s the 2nd sweater today that I’ve seen with thumb holes and it’s making me want a sweater with them too!

  2. Emily

    Love it for real. It’s like it has a built in scarf!
    Also, should you ever choose to rob a bank in the Wild West, you’ll be all set.