The Last Hurrah!

It’s one of those sweltering summer days where it feels like you’re swimming through the air.  It’s a day when the invention of the air conditioner is a close second to the creation of the World itself.  It’s the type of day where rain just adds to the thickness and hair and clothes and ice cream just want to stick to your skin.

It is so not a day for woolen sweaters but really when do I ever follow those type of rules.


The Details:
Pattern: Bridges from Rowan Mag 42
Yarn: Kid Classic, 6 balls
Needles: Size 8 and 7 circs

I made no modifications. Now, don’t be deceived. I do not knit blazingly fast.  In fact sometimes I think I am a slow knitter. I simply am in the midst of my last week of vacation had the time and wanted to get one more FO tagged on to the summer.  This coming Monday all this wonderful knitting time will be cut by more than half.  There will be no more knitting sweaters in the span of two weeks – unless they’re of the super bulky type ;-)

The stitch pattern as I mentioned before is very memorizable after the first couple of rows.  The only tricky part I found was doing the increases and decreases and making sure that I wasn’t inadvertently canceling them out with a YO in the end or beginning of the row.  I also found Kid Classic to be a wonderful yarn to work with.  It’s got a lovely feel and is as Nonnahs commented a very squishy feel to it. (Speaking of, go over to her blog and wish her a Wonderful Congratulations or a good toast of wine ;-)  – good things do happen to good people!! )

I was a bit worried as I was seaming up this that I just wasn’t going to like it or it just wasn’t going to fit my body type.  I’m about 5’3 and a long sweater like this has the potential to make me look very munchkin like but I really feel it did the opposite and has given me a bit of a longer torso.  In the Rowan mag they have this sweater feature a few times – dressed up in different ways.  It’s all about accessories! ;-)

And since I’ve come out of my blog self-photo shell – here’s me trying to be all Derek Zoolander-like. I’m trying very hard to not blurt out laughing.  My good friend Patricia was wonderful as my photographer today.


It truly has been a good knitty run and now it’s time to get back to my day job and try to sneak in the knitting on my nights, weekends and well maybe a few rows under my desk at work. ;-)

25 thoughts on “The Last Hurrah!

  1. Cara says:

    It’s just been one fantastic FO after another! What a summer you’ve had! This one looks just as great as all the others. Congratulations! Can’t wait to see what you come up with next….


  2. Ava says:

    Now, would that be Le Tigre or Blue Steel you were channeling in that pose or am I just taking crazy pills here? Bridges looks fabulous and I always envy people who can pull off a vest with such style. I envy you.


  3. Denise says:

    This looks a lot nicer in real life than it did on the Rowan model. I was surprised at the unexciting photography in that issue, but it looks great in 1010 Knits!


  4. Elizabeth says:

    It’s beautiful! I love the color, the texture, and the little ribbed cap sleeves. You’ve made some lovely things this summer… enjoy the rest of your break before school starts! (I go back to teaching on Monday, too).


  5. Calia says:

    I saw the post on your blog on the Bridgest vest. I have been trying to knit this pattern and everyime I do the stitch pattern the stitches were off (i.e. when it said repeat till the last 3, I ended up with 5 or 2). Did you find you had this problem?
    I appreciate any help, its driving me crazy!
    Thank you,
    Calia Talmor


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