Why are american things so large? Is all that bulk necessary? I give you the example of the two needle sets–one american, the other japanese.
Ok, the american set has a few more needles and cables, but does the case need to be so large?
And why does my neighbor have to park this in front of my house?
Here’s a close-up. What do you think he’s compensating for?
Now for the knitting content. I made Iris a shadow heart sweater from Vivian Hoxbro’s recent book. I used the same number of stitches as the pattern in the book, but sized it up by using bigger yarn. Iris picked out the two colors of cotton fleece which has a gauge of 5 sts/in. The shetland recommended in the book should give a gauge of 6 sts/in. Iris will have plenty of room to grow.
I didn’t make the redundant heart on the back, preferring some diagonal stripes. I actually like the back better than the front. Can you see the (literally!) hearts on the sleeves?