It’s VERY pink.

After I finished my own editing on the Agatha pattern and sent it off to the tech editor, I was sort of at a loss as to what to do. I thought about starting a new pattern, but then I noticed that bag of yarn I bought in Scotland lurking next to my desk. I flipped through A Stitch In Time, picked out Such Flattering Puff Sleeves and cast on.


I was half way through my second row when I thought to myself, “I’ve made a huge mistake.” The sweater body is basically a giant tube (I converted it to in the round) of 2×2 ribbing. There’s no shaping in the body so it’s a whole lot of the same. I pressed on anyways and I’m glad I did. I just needed to get past the very slow first rows where it looked like I wasn’t making progress. After I had about an inch, I realized that this is a great project for me right now. It doesn’t require oodles of attention, but it’s not completely mindless like stockinette. It will be a great travel project and I just happen to be going on a trip a few days. I’m glad I gave the sweater a chance.






  1. Sometimes, mindless can be a good thing.

    Also, puffed sleeves make me think of Anne of Green Gables

  2. “I’ve made a huge mistake.” I love Job.
    Your ribbing in progress looks lovely! It is difficult to trust a pattern sometimes, but I hope this turns out like you imagined!

  3. That is very pink!
    Also, that pattern looks incredible. I can’t wait to see it as it progresses.

  4. I can’t wait to see this sweater finished and modeled. It is so you!

  5. *Arrested Development fistbump*

    The first rows are always slow and un-progress-like. It’s a miracle anything ever gets finished by anyone when you think about it.

  6. I like this alot! Don’t worry, there’s nothing wrong with a hot pink vintage sweater. Nothing!

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