My husband has been on vacation for the past two weeks. He's a busy worker bee by nature, so vacation time for him means that he gets to do busy worker bee things around the apartment. Namely, the room where I have the computer. This room, previously known as "The Catastrophe Room", was my own little personal cave where I played on the computer, stored a good part of my yarn stash, and kept some folding tables on which I blocked knitted pieces. Thanks to the previous occupants of this apartment, the room was also home to the tackiest striped wallpaper on this side of the pond. Well, the hideous striped wallpaper is no longer! Monsieur Le Hubby has spent the last few days repainting and rewallpapering the room
. The only downside to this is that I haven't been able to play on the computer, have fun looking at my yarn stash or block knitted pieces. Soon, soon. And sans
that hideous wallpaper. Woot!
Meanwhile, my husband has taken a few moments to model the finished ribbed sweater
I knit for him:
Again, pattern is from Phildar's Les Modes Essentiels
2002/2003, and yarn is acrylic/wool Pegase in Aviateur
. I seamed the sweater using mattress stitch for the side and sleeve seams and backstitch for the shoulders. Stitches were picked up for the neckband, which was knit in the round. In order to keep the cast-off edge of the neckband from flaring out, I evenly decreased two purl stitches at the back as I bound off. We're very happy with the way the sweater came out and the fit is great. (The original pattern called for the body of the sweater to be really long. I removed six cms from the body length, but left the sleeves as are.)
As always, there are action shots. Monsieur Le Hubby sports some major vacation stubble and my son makes a cameo appearance.
P.S. The action shots were taken a few days ago on the grounds of our apartment complex and both my husband and I are positive that the neighbors think that we are a couple of whack dancers who get a kick from wearing hand-knitted garments while busting a move in public.