purple people eater

Okay, peeps, I finally seamed up Split Personality:
split personality done.JPG
Amazingly, it fits quite well (my stuff usually comes out a surprise size). The photo isn’t that great, unfortunately, since I’m wearing a PUMA t-shirt under the sweater, so you can see the red of the shirt and the white of the logo. Oops. Anyway, the pattern is sweater #13 from the latest Rebecca (#27). It was a quick knit and quite fun. I had to significantly shorten both the body and sleeves. The yarn I used, Schoeller Stahl CECIL, a cotton/acrylic blend that I bought from elann, was not the best choice. It’s rather drapey and heavy, and the sweater would probably benefit from a more lightweight, sproingy yarn. But, there you have it.
DISHRAG NEWS: Noriko posted a link to a Japanese site with instructions (warning: it’s a PDF file) on how to make the neato dishrags I mentioned a few days ago. Well, the fabulous Gwen took it upon herself to figure out the pattern and whip up a FREE PATTERN (also a PDF) to share with everyone. Don’t you want to go thank her?

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21 Responses to purple people eater

  1. Erica says:

    So pretty! I love all the colours you choose. Nice work!

  2. Marta says:

    Mariko, the sweater is gorgeous! I love the colour.

  3. megan says:

    Um, your headless photos freak me out!
    I want to go sailing with Peter. I know it seems like an empty threat, but I will come and bother the 2 of you soon!!!

  4. Emma says:

    It’s a great fit !
    Looks fab !

  5. Silvia says:

    It looks almost as delicious as that big box of Canadian candy! Very close indeed!

  6. Meg says:

    Wow – looks *great*. I like the color, too! B.o.C hat’s off to you! 🙂

  7. monica says:

    I love that sweater the minute I saw it in the Rebecca mag. It’s really cute on you.

  8. Jenn says:

    Your sweater is so very pretty. It will be a great lightweight spring-y sweater. I love how all the textures seem disjointed at first, but then when you look at them again all come together. What a fun sweater.
    The Boy loves to sail. If we didn’t live on the other side of the country, you’d better believe he’d come play with Peter on his boat.

  9. melissa says:

    the sweater is a perfect fit on you! it looks great. all that math paid off!

  10. Kathleen says:

    Sweater looks great! I came across that dishrag pattern and was going to send it your way today. I thought of you immediately. I guess we know why. 🙂

  11. sharlyn says:

    That sweater fits you like a glove. And the color is so you! I read about those dishcloths somewhere, maybe on the little stitches blog. I’ll give it a try since I have tons of acrylic yarn (hand me downs from my great grandmother).I also meant to tell you, I found some Kinder eggs in my neck of the woods. I live near a British Pantry and they had tons of them. I was in heaven.

  12. Terri says:

    I’m with Megan — the headless photos freak me out! Purple sweater looks fab!

  13. susan in pa says:

    Oooo, the purple is divine! My Lydia (4 years old) loves purple and gives your sweater her “I want one!” approval! Very cool about the dishrag patterns! Thanks for posting about that!

  14. carolyn says:

    i love the sweater. i also love your very strict military pose in sweater. dude, you have perfect posture! (why am i saying dude all the time. i gave up using that word years ago. i swear Leigh has somehow gotten me back into it.) i’m hungry, bye.

  15. kat says:

    cute sweater! I am SO going to make a bunch of those disrags. The Japanese pattern is crochet, so I think I’ll try my hand at that one. yay!

  16. claudia says:

    Cute design that really suits you. Nice work modifying the sweater to fit!

  17. Becky says:

    This sweater and the color are fabulous! And the PUMA logo is a nice touch 😉

  18. sara says:

    Super cute! Yay Mariko!

  19. Kim says:

    The sweater is fabulous! Way to get the math spot-on! Having to alter still kind of freaks me out. But I loved it in Rebecca, and it’s good to know that it looks smashing in person.
    And thanks for living all of my chocolate-y dreams.

  20. Rachael says:

    Whooo hoo! Hoot! That’s a fabulous sweater, in a fabulous color, on a fabulous person. (Look at that word long enough and it gets WEIRD.) You rock, gal.

  21. Kerstin says:

    So which personality is this one? Looks awesome on, you headless wonder!

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