Holl-iday

Before I show you pictures of my finished vacation-knitting-project, a few quintessential SoCal scenes:

Oranges
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Beaches
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Succulents
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Footprints of the Stars (were Rita’s feet really so small?!)
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the Garment District
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It’s been a super sunny and relaxing vacation. Even the LA traffic was tolerable since I was always a passenger and always had my knitting in hand. Today I finished Holl – the structured but slouchy pullover made from di.Ve’ Zenith.

I love it. It was really hard to frog the pretty little Vignette when I’d just finished it, but it was the right call – this pullover is more my style and the batwing sleeves keep my pits from sweating.

Following the advice of Meganimal, I did a provisional cast-on. This allowed me to initially add an extra band to the body of the sweater and then decide later whether I wanted to keep it (I didn’t). It also allowed me to join the front and back and knit the bottom band in one continuous loop.

There was just barely enough yarn….here’s a picture of everything I had left over after seaming:

Details
Pattern: Holl by Kirsten Johnstone
Yarn: di.Ve’ Zenith
Size: I had a diff gauge so I knit a Large – it’s more like a Small
Mods: none, just the provisional cast-on
Ravelry link 


And then randomly at the end of our photo shoot, a chicken walked into the yard. I fed him some apple.

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7 comments

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  2. lauren · February 27, 2012

    I love it! At first I couldn’t believe you might frog a whole sweater but I think you made the right choice, it looks really good. I don’t think I would have considered making it myself, but now that I see yours, I’m intrigued…

  3. tami · February 26, 2012

    are you cheating on me with other chickens?

  4. Janet Schumm · February 26, 2012

    Grandma will love this picture and the sweater really looks great on you.

    • foxflat · February 26, 2012

      thanks mom – I’ll call you from the airport

  5. darciad · February 26, 2012

    Looks like a lovely vacation! Isn’t it great when your yarn works out to *just* the right length?!

    • foxflat · February 26, 2012

      So true Darciad…so true. Seeing if the yarn length will work out is a knitter’s version of gambling.

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