Tuesday, March 23, 2010

so... no Three Stooges fans here...

The "Niagara Falls! Slowly I turn, step by step..." comment was a reference to a Three Stooges routine. I happen to be married to a guy that can quote the Stooges, along with almost every Clint Eastwood spaghetti western and pretty much every episode of the original Star Trek series. But he's mostly normal...

As I mentioned - the drive to and from Niagara Falls made for some excellent knitting time. The olive green cotton viscose sweater is done (I just have to sew on the buttons. I gave it a good soak and laid it out to dry, but two days later it was still quite damp, so I moved it to my dress form to get a bit of air circulation going:



Who knew the fluorescent lights in my basement sewing room would give the best representation of the colour of this sweater?once it's fully dry (hoping for tonight!) I'll sew on the buttons (5 small ones, from the top of where the sweater meets under the V-neck, to half way down) and voila! a spring/summer sweater, finished in time for spring and summer.

That never happens to me...

10 comments:

deirdre said...

very impressive - I never seem to manage to finish seasonal garments, either, and your is particularly nice!

I was embarrassed to say that I did get the Stooges reference, having been raised on them and WC Fields and the like - not usually something I admit to in public, though

Hey, we were in Niagara Falls on Friday, too! We visit the schlocky museums and the Falls just about every March Break...

and good news for your MIL - you must be so relieved!

Needles said...

Yes but there are only three words in a spaghetti western. Its mostly grunts and long stares.

That turned out really nicely. I agree with you about the yarn. It is a particularly nice blend.

jacquelinegrice said...

Sandra....this sweater looks amazing. Love the way it drapes on the dress form. It will look great on you too. Nice seeming too. Hope you will bring it to the next meeting too.
Sure hope I have not missed some of the great knitted items at the last meeting you made...it would be a shame.
Enjoy the day
jacqueline

Brenda said...

Hmmm. I didn't know Clint Eastwood could talk.
The sweater is really lovely. Good for you to have it done B/4 the season starts. It doesn't happen often at my house either.

Acorn to Oak said...

That's a really nice sweater! I like the colors, details, and it drapes so nicely. It looks like it's going to be a fun sweater to wear. :-)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous sweater - I can't wait to see it at the next Guild meeting.
(But I have to confess, I far prefer Dirty Harry to the spaghetti westerns. Sorry, but I can't help it - I have to say it - they make my day!!!!)
Nancy

Sel and Poivre said...

I find putting a small fan in the room with the drying knit really speeds thing along - not aimed at it, just to move the air around in the room.

That is one fab looking spring cardi!

Sigrun said...

Amazing what a difference a shape makes. when I saw the sweater on the blocking pad, my reaction was "nice sweater", but on the dress form, it's "WOW!"

Linda said...

Very nice sweater. Congratulations on finishing it in time to wear this year.

We have ceiling fans in every room and I find that they help speed the drying process. Cotton and cotton blends seem to take forever, though.

KnitTech said...

Very nice looking spring sweater. You're right, the lighting really makes the difference.