Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Missed Me?

Yeah, I didn't think so. Sometimes I don't miss myself either. It's really amazing what slipping on the ice, bonking the back of your head on a concrete step and hear your co-workers and doctor refer to it as Blunt Force Trama. I have survived my concussion and am feeling a bit more back to normal. At least the headache's have subsided. My landlord is very lucky I wasn't seriously injured. I mean he's the one that shoveled the snow at 8pm, didn't put salt down and left all the water to freeze up like an ice rink, which of course resulted in me falling on my a**.

So now that I have recovered, I want to present to you my final FO of 2008.

Pattern: Burnished Tunic (Knitscene Fall 2008)

Yarn: Berroco Cuzco (5 skeins)
Needles: Size 11 Circs
Started: December 27th
Finished: December 31st

First I have to say I love the Cuzco yarn so much that I bought more on sale in a beautiful red! So soft and scrumptious. I still can't believe I knit this sweater up in 4 days. I heart bulky yarn. The only modification I made was to leave out the horizontal purl lines across the body. My womanly figure didn't need that aspect of the pattern and I feel the design of the sleeves, collar and vertical pattern line across half of the sweater was enough.

A note to anyone who may knit this in the future, there is an error in the pattern that the magazine hasn't published. I've notified them and told them exactly what the error was, but all they can seem to do is take turns emailing me and asking if I still need assistance with the pattern. The error is in the placement of the markers at the beginning of the pattern. For sizes 39 1/4 and every other size after, the markers can not be placed evenly around the stitches or else the vertical patterning will not work out. So for example on size 39 1/4, the markers need to be placed at 29, 25, 29, 25 not at 27, 27, 27, 27.

I'd like to thank Miss Panther for taking the time out of her busy schedule of napping to pose with my new sweater!


  1. Sounds like both you and your landlord are lucky. That slip could've ended up so differently. And then we'd never get to see your 4 day sweater. Love the chunky yarn! :-)

  2. I'm so sorry to hear about your fall, but glad you're feeling better.
    The sweater looks awesome. I totally want to make one now!

  3. Wow, I'm so glad you're OK and I did miss you. What a horrible moment it must have been, did you have any memory loss? The sweater is great, I'll have to check out Cuzco. Who is Miss Panther? I didn't know you had a kitty.

  4. Wow. Your fall sounds very nasty. I'm so glad you are feeling a bit better. Stupid landlord.

    Pretty sweater, in four days, no less. Looks like your knitting muscles are feeling good. :D

  5. I did miss you. I'm glad you're okay!! Love the sweater.

  6. I missed you! I was beginning to wonder if I should sen dan e-mail bu tthen you posted. So glad you are ok. Idiot landlord! Love that sweater! It looks so warm and wonderful.

  7. I have missed you. Take care. Your brain continues to rattle around for a loooong time after a concussion.

    The tunic is lovely and expertly executed:) I am sure you will be able to wear it often this winter.

  8. You bet we missed you! Glad to hear that your noggin is okay--take good care of it.

    That sweater looks great!

  9. Awwww.. poor baby. I didn't even know. Of course, I missed you. Sucky Landlord. I am glad that you have gotten over the concussion. The sweater looks great. 4 days?? In my dreams.