« I DID MY HOMEWORK | Main | MEME MEME WHO'S GOT THE MEME? »

02/13/2005

Comments

caroline

Very cute! And the sweater's not bad either! But seriously, what is # 1 son doing down in Antarctica??
Research or military?

Abbey

mysteriously stretched out neck on sweater... hmmm..
could it have something to do with the two cute girls hanging on him? :)

Vera

I've always been fascinated by Antarctica, and I love to read about it.

BTW, your son is a hottie. I agree with Abbey, could this be why the sweater has stretched?

Emma.

I'm with Abbey on this one ! It's all the mauling that's stretched it !

Mary Beth

Well I wouldn't worry about him one bit - he looks like he is doing just fine!! I bet it is stretched because he is wearing it day in and day out and you know how guys take things off and on - not carefully? And it probably won't get washed until he comes home! What a great adventure for a young guy - can't be easy on Mom, though!

Margene

That kid is so lucky in so many ways!

mindy

I know that my husband has a tendency to stretch the necks of all his sweaters (unconsciously, he says) because he finds them constricting. When he taught at Kent State, his students used to call him "Flashdance" - I'd prefer to believe that was for his gaping necklines, rather than a reference to any other job he might have held to supplement his income as an adjunct.

More importantly - does it bother your son? He might actually prefer the roominess. Easier on and off, etc., etc.

ann

he is such a hottie that you're lucky the damn sweater hasn't been ripped to shreds!

It's definitely the weight of the babes on his arm and not your knitting/construction!

Daphne

Hm, cute! I like the way the ladies are petting the sweater/your son.

I don't know if the neck is unusually stretched; it seems like alpaca is so soft that this would happen naturally. An experienced (40+ years) knitter taught me to chain-stitch (that's embroidery-style chain stitch, with a darning needle) with cotton yarn along the back from shoulder to shoulder, across the back of the neck, to prevent this sort of stretch. There's a book called "Simply Beautiful Sweaters" that details this technique (it's only a page or so in the back, so maybe borrow the book rather than buying it for just the instructions?). Note: you really have to use cotton because wool, alpaca, etc. will just stretch with the sweater. I've tried this once on a sweater that I thought was too stretched to recover and voila! Instant improvement. (Only problem is I used the wrong color of cotton yarn and it peeks through the stitches [size 17 needles] so I have to re-do it. Which I'm going to do. Very soon. Really.)

Eklectika

Er...yeah, petting the *sweater*...yeah, that's it...nothing to see... ::runs to South Pole::

Laura

::gulp:: Uhh... yeah... the sweater appears to have been over-pet. And maybe those broad shoulders pull a bit... and did you say how tall/old he is? hmm.. heh But yet, the cotton chainlink darning across shoulders and neck sounds like just the trick to pull it back into shape. *sigh* And such nice hair. And smile...

I didn't see any pictures like that from Stuart Smith's recent skiing treck across the continent that I posted about on my blog. Hmm.

blogdog

Thanks for the Valentine verse, Sharon! Yarn and chocolate... could there be a better way to celebrate Valentine's Day?

Have you ever read North to the Night by Alvah Simon, about a man whose sailboat gets iced in up on the Arctic Circle? It's an amazing tale about his survival there, and might be a worthy copanion volume to Icebound. Thanks for the recommendation!

monica

Very nice sweater! on a nice-looking model! It's nice when you see your knitted garments being worn and used by the recipients and appreciated by others--the non-recipients. Cause that's what they're doing right? Touching the nice sweater?

The comments to this entry are closed.

STEAL ME

  • knitknacks2_buttonx

ABOUT ME

  • knitknacksa.jpg
    A little bit of history

KNIT-ALONGS

  • __tn_6sox3
  • broadripple_knitalong__tn_88x31button2.jpg
  • frenchmarket_sm.jpg

VISIT THESE KNITTERS

AND OTHER SITES OF INTEREST

Blog powered by Typepad