Monday, October 27, 2008


I finally finished Kyra. I'm not in love with it. You can tell by the look on my face. I really should not be knitting with a bulky weight yarn. It just doesn't look that good on my body type. It adds about ten pounds, and I don't need to add ten more pounds. Lesson learned.
One thing I tried this time was some short row bust shaping. Which I've been wanting to learn how to do, but have been to nervous to try. This seemed like the perfect sweater to try it with, because there wasn't any pattern to worry about.
It is very warm, so maybe it will get a lot of use on those cold winter days and nights at home.
And this picture is for my comedic friends (you know who you are). This is how the sweater is modeled which actually kept me from knitting it for quite a while. I was afraid there was something they were trying to hide!

Pattern: Kyra (free pattern from
Yarn: Berroco Keltic, color 5870 Haggis
Needles: Size 8 and 10 straight; and size 10 circular
Size: 39 inch bust, 22 inch length
Mods: 3 rows of short row bust shaping. The pattern was very well written and easy to follow.
Finally, I can move onto something else!!!


FunctionalPlaces said...

That imitation of the model pose is funny. Glad to hear that the waiting room saga was only car-related!

I like the back of the sweater, if that counts for anything.

Anonymous said...

I think that the sweater looks fantastic! You should wear it more than just in your house!!!

Denise said...

It does look good on you though. Looks super warm and cozy. Nice colors too.

kim said...

You know, I like it. I really do. Those poses crack me up. The same thing happened to me with Linden. In the picture, she is leaning over so as to show the swing of the jacket. Yeah... not so much in real life.

MadMad said...

Ha! Love the modeled shot! Too funny. But seriously, I don't think the sweater is that bad! I love the variegation of the colors, and I think that as you move around it will flow. (Versus just standing.) And the color looks great on you, too. Wear it!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

It looks very warm and cozy and not too bulky at all!

Love the "modeled" pose :)

Philigry said...

no, no, no, it looks great on you! i love that collar. it looks so nice, and expensive. Maybe you will fall in love later. i think it is so fantastic!