Thursday, May 26, 2005

Manly sweater

I've decided I don't have enough knitting projects, so I started a new one. Meet the beginning of Apollo's Manly sweater:

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Of course, it's not a real "manly" sweater unless it's black, or at least that's what certain macho men think. So far, the sweater isn't much to look at. I've finished only a couple inches on these circular needles in the past two weeks. It's so boring! But, it's the only knit thing thing a macho man will consider wearing, so I have to make it. I'll probably finish it in August, just when it really starts to get hot. heh

Now, when I calculated the amount of yarn I needed, I realized I wouldn't be able to afford making this sweater with a good quality yarn. I even contemplated the fact that this sweater was going to belong to a man who doesn't know the difference between washing in cold and hot. No wool for him! Normally, I'd be ashamed to admit I'm using this yarn, but I think it's good enough for this particular project. Yarn snobs, avert your eyes:

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I really don't like how it feels when I knit with acrylic, I much prefer at least a small amount of wool blend. But, this will have to do.

2 comments:

Faythe said...

I'm using the same yarn and same color to make Ryan another hat (black with white stripes). I'm sure there'll be more snack stashing after I finish it. But Simply Soft is a great soft, cheap yarn, perfect for manly men who don't know yarn and think knit sweaters are for sissies...

Megann said...

Hi. I found your blog on the SD knit blog ring. I am lovin' the manly sweater. If I knit my DH a black sweater he would immediately attract every single cat hair in the house...lol I look forward to seeing your progress on it. And I happen to love some acrylic. I have been knitting baby items like a mad woman and the hospitals only want acrylic.. it's come a long way. And I agree.. why knit a horribly expensive sweater when he wouldn't know the acrylic diff... or care.