Tuesday, 25 October 2011

I spray the sky fast. Eyes ahead and behind. Looking for cops. Looking for anyone I don't want to be here. Paint sails and the things that kick in my head scream from can to brick. See this, see this. See me emptied onto a wall.
- Cath Crowley: Graffiti Moon -



pattern: Vivienne by Kim Hargreaves
yarn: Patons Merino Wool DK 8 skeins, Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK 1 skein
needles: 3.5mm

This is a HEAVY modification of Kim Hargreaves' Vivienne. I just loved the pic of the sweater in her book Precious, but I'm not just cut out for seams. So I knitted everything I just could in round which eventually led to a sweater that only remotely looks like Vivienne and has the same number of stitches cast on at the beginning. But the main thing is that I'm happy with it and it'll be perfect for the winter.


I was especially content with how the raglan part turned out. I probably could have survived with less buttons but once I kept going with the button holes I just didn't realize to leave wider gaps between them... and the bonus thingie: if you look at the pic, you can actually see where I (once again) ran out of yarn and had to use another brand. The difference between the yarns isn't that notable and truth to tell doesn't bother me, but it is visible once you see it.

And no, this is not the god boring cardigan, it is still in progress. And no, I don't smear public properties with spray paints but I just simply find graffitis wonderful.