Oh I am truly in a state of lust now- the new Knitty surprise is up- and I am in serious "wanna have it" mode for that sweater!
Isn't it purty??? Now I have 3 skeins of Silk Stream (Fleece Artist 50% wool, 30% silk, 20% nylon) (yeah, I was insane and totally spoiled myself) (see the purple Manos sweater from yesterday). It is in the Sangria colourway (orange and fuchsia and red-oh my!) It is a heavier weight mind you- but I can deal with that. I got it from Robyn at Red Bird Knits ( http://redbirdknits.com ) Robyn is truly wonderful to buy from- have you seen her birthday special? 10% off and free shipping for your birthday.
Becky from Florida (she is Knitting Interrupted-see the side bar) has set up a Thermal KAL- loosely called a KAL because it is not as formal as that by a long shot. If you are interested, go and sign in! Now to determine size- I have a ahem- bigger boobage area than the butt- so if I go for a fit on the top, the bottom will flap. Fit on the bottom, x rated on the top. Hmm-what a decision. Probably make a gusset in the armpit to increase the top without making a wreck of the pattern. If you want to know how to do that- go and see the sweater I designed in "Big Girl Knits"-the Whichway Funnel Neck. I am pretty proud of that sweater, by the way. I do wonder if anyone has made it, though.
Now...off to go and crunch some numbers.......