Tuesday, March 04, 2008

It's Madness I Tell You, Sheer Madness

I had expected to concentrate on my Wing of the Moth shawl for the month of March. I had just finished the Fir Cone pattern and put in a lifeline before continuing on to the next chart. Here is a picture of my WIP at this point.


Then March Madness struck. No, it has nothing to do with basketball, but everything to do with sweaters. Michelle announced the start of March Sweater Madness where you choose from 3 sweater patterns and complete your sweater during the month of March. I toyed with the idea but I don't have many options in my stash for an adult sweater. Two options to be precise and one is already earmarked for another sweater. This left one choice - Jaeger Shetland in orange. March 1st the patterns were posted and one of the choices was Mr. Greenjeans which I have been looking at a lot recently. But I had this fear that I would look like a pumpkin in my orange sweater. So the day went by without casting on. Well, I'm sure you can guess where this story ends up - yes, I cast on for Mr. Greenjeans with my orange yarn on March 2 although I am thinking of calling my sweater Mr. Orangepants. Here is a picture of my newest WIP where I have just divided the sleeves from the body.


I am really enjoying this knit and I think that the end result will be quite nice although I don't really have any illusions of being the first one finished. But I do have one request. If you see me wearing the sweater, please don't mention ... well, you know.

5 comments:

Carole Knits said...

Honey, I might look like a pumpkin in that sweater but you couldn't possibly.

Ina said...

Enjoy the madness! Funny, the unblocked Moth reminds me more of pumpkins than Mr. Orangepants.

Karen said...

Nah, you won't look like a pumpkin. It's a great color. I couldn't knit a sweater in a month if I tried. Maybe a tank top...

anne said...

i highly doubt that you'll look like a pumpkin in anything!
and your moth shawl is simply stunning; please let me know when it's finished so i can drool!

Carrie K said...

We'll just say Ms. Orangepants.

Cute!