Rosi Does

Rosi can bake.


Rosi can chat on the phone.

Rosi can knit.

Rosi can model.

Rosi can even salsa (well, too!).

But, Rosi can most definitely NOT pilot an airship. I’ll leave that to Zylphia.

I saw this pattern somewhere in the knit-o-sphere and I KNEW I had to make one. It was a bit slow going at times because: sock yarn + size 4 needles + size 46″ bust = a whole lot of stitches on the needles at once. But OMG is the finished sweater ever so worth it.

I only did the lace insert in the front as I felt it didn’t need it in the back (and it made for a faster knit).

I didn’t gather the neckline with a ribbon. I just let it lay across my shoulders boat-style.

I have to wear a tank under the top so my boobage doesn’t show. Heh.

The sleeve detail is awesome. I love the gather at the top, the length and the bit of lace at the bottom.

The pattern itself is well-written and easy to follow.

I gotta tell you that this is the sexiest sweater that I own. I have worn it ALOT after I made it and compliments abound when people see it. I feel great when I’m wearing it and feel all sexay!!! See my excitement?!

So, Zylphia, have fun on your airship. I’ll continue having fun in other ways!


Zylphia Pilots Her Airship

  • Source: Sunset Cat Designs
  • Size: XL, 46″ bust
  • Yarn: Malabrigo Sock, 2068 yds total
  • Color: Boticelli Red
  • Needles: US size 4
  • Cost: 4.7 skeins at $14.60 per skein = $68.62
  • Started: February 2, 2011
  • Finished: May 16, 2010
  • Mods: See above.

Man v. Woman

Tano:  I need something from GNC.

Me: Speak to Necia cuz she knows where to get that stuff for good prices.

Tano:  No.  I have to get the Super Speshul Snowflake Will Make Me He-Man Protein Powder.

Me: So??  She can get that same powder some place else.  Send her a chat.

Tano:  Fine.

::::::insert pause as he chats with Necia ::::::

Tano:  I’m sticking with GNC cuz I like GNC.

Me:  Well, I like my local yarn store too but I can’t afford to shop there anymore!!!!

Tano:  One day soon you will again.

::::::insert pause where Necia separately breaks the news to me in another chat that she won’t be able to find him the same thing elsewhere::::::

…….I still haven’t replied back to Tano because Woman cannot tell man his Protein wins over my Yarn!!!  :PPPPP

Rhinebeck 2011

As always, Rhinebeck was FANTASTIC fun.  I drove up on Saturday for the day with my buddies Jeanine, Keisha, and Tawana.  We always enjoy each other’s company and laugh.  ALOT!  I behaved and controlled my purchases.  Here’s my haul:

Yarn 10

The bulky red is Macho from Brooks Farm.  That purchase is all Keisha’s fault.  She convinced Jeanine and I that we wanted bulky cowls so all 3 of us bought a skein of Macho.

The beautiful green is a skein of Eidos from Sanguine Gryphon.  That purchase is Jeanine’s fault.  She stood on that looooong ass Sanguine line for an hour an a half.  Long enough for the rest of us to wander around some of the grounds.  Long enough for me to realize that I wasn’t seeing anything that I was LOVING and therefore, texting Jeanine – who was still on the line – to please grab me a skein of yarn from Gryphon.  BTW, I’m glad I did since they are going out of business.  Well, somewhat — they are splitting the business in two.  This stuff is gonna be worth at least double soon.  LOL

The purple is Tawana’s fault.  It was the last purchase of the day.  She and I were wandering around the buildings and we passed by the Miss Babs booth.  Her stuff is always so beautiful.  I was proud of myself for behaving all day so I thought I could buy myself a skein of sock yarn.  Besides, sock yarn doesn’t count, right???  I asked Tawana if she agreed and she said yes and gave me permission.  😛

The beautiful butterscotch???  Yea.  That was ALL ME.  I have been eyeing that colorway for at least two years now.  I knit my Cable-Down Raglan in Shelridge Farm and I adore that sweater.  It has held up fantastically.  It washes and dries very well in my machines (on gentle, of course).

So, I came home with my bag full of Shelridge and immediately cast on for my 400th project:  POLE!!!!

Pole Sweater OTN 1


Rosi does it all!