Friday, April 17, 2009

mistake? hell no! It's a design feature...

After the pain and suffering of cutting off the entire yoke, picking up the stitches (incorrectly the first time, but we won't get into that... I'm extremely happy with how this is turning out. The black stripe adds just enough of a contrast to the entire sweater. The best part of this whole exercise is that finally making a decision on the yoke has rekindled my interest in this sweater - I really want to finish it and wear it in a few months... (note to self - plan knitting better so that wool sweaters aren't completed in April...) (these pictures show the colour a bit better - who knew the light at my office would be better for colour?)

Actually, this is Canada, and we've been known to have sweater weather in June, so maybe this isn't all bad...

There was also a bit of a bonus when I arrived home last night - a giant box sitting on the doorstep! My KnitPicks order arrived! Enough yarn for three more sweaters (I think I'm developing a bit if a cardigan obsession...) A blue/brown mix for the cover sweater from Lace Style (Can't remember the name), and a kettle dyed green and heathery pecan colour, each enough for a little something something. Not to forget, I also got me some coloured wooden sock needles. Not that I needed any more sock needles, but need ans want are two different things, and I really WANTED these... (There should be pictures of all the loot here, but I kind of forgot to take any. My bad.)

And a question - how do you pronounce "pecan"? (This comes up a lot in family discussions - we need new topics). My dad always taught me that it is pronounced "Puh-CAWN", but I notice the more popular way is "PEE-can". Not that it really matters, I'm just curious, because my MIL thinks it's hilarious, the way I pronounce it. Actually, she just thinks it's hilarious the way my Dad used to explain it: "A PEE-can is what you piss in, a puh-CAWN is what you eat".

I try not to make pecan pie often for the family...

Today and the weekend (Saturday at least) are forecast to be beautiful. Today, even though I'm ridiculously busy at work, I'm going to try very hard to sit outside for a half hour and knit in the sun. And tomorrow is all about basketball, bike riding and barbequing!

8 comments:

Needles said...

It looks wonderful. Sometimes the stitch change isn't enough to really carry the project off. This wee row of colour change takes it from ordinary to divine.

Anonymous said...

Many years ago we were in Charlston South Carolina and stopped for lunch at a restaurant in the Slave Market (I think it was called). The waitress said she had 2 kinds of pies--PeCAWN pie and PEEcan pie--which would we prefer? I thought it was hilarious, and since it was said in the land of the pecans, where you can pick them up from the boulevards, figured she must know of what she speaks. So it's anyway you prefer it. That'll teach your family, not making any more PeCAWN pie for them.
Love your sweater--the thin black line is perfect!! Isn't it fun to cut off an offending part and doing it over? Who knew, back in the days before I was taught this marvellous remake?
Marlyce in Windsor, Ontario and it is GORGEOUS out here!!

KnitTech said...

I pronounce it al-MOND. I don't care for pecans.

stbyra said...

People who live in the South, where the pecan is a native plant (and well loved) pronounce it puh-Cawn like your Dad. All other pronunciations are by wrong wrong wrong. And I've heard the same explanation about how to pronounce it all my life too. And it's right!!LOL Make a pecan pie and eat it, and you won't care how it's pronounced.

TracyKM said...

I say Pee-can, LOL, but I also hear Pee-cawn, sort of British sounding, but I've never heard Puh-cawn. Maybe I'm mis-interpreting the Puh part.
Your FLS is looking great! I can't wait to see it on you. I tried on my mom's and I wasn't thrilled, but it could have been a colour issue, or the strange things I did with the yoke.

Brenda said...

LOL here in sunny warm Thornbury. Never will I eat PEE cans again. Puh Cawns for me.

Carol said...

It's one of those words that everyone says differently. I say, just pick a pronunciation and say it woith confidence. That's what I do at work with weird drug names. I always get people saying 'Oh, is that how you say it?" Well, that's how I say it, anyway! lol

AlisonH said...

How about p'CAWN, to clear it up for TracyKM up there. Only way to say it. (But then I grew up on the northern edge of the South.)