woolly mammoth clown

Dudes! I finished my candy-colored clown sweater over the weekend.

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It is really fuzzy and very, very toasty. I got the yarn (Sorbet) and the pattern at Artfibers back in July! The armholes came out rather snug, and the collar is kind of funky (perhaps as a result of the snug armholes), but I think it’s workable enough (this is the type of rationalization you hear from someone who is way too lazy and future oriented to fix or redo anything). This was my first time doing those knit-in pocket dealies, which was fun.
Okay, hope everyone had a nice Valentine’s Day. I made red Jell-O to celebrate. Gotta go watch the Westminster Dog Show now. Go hounds!

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27 Responses to woolly mammoth clown

  1. Jan says:

    I LOVE it!! It looks so fresh and spring-y and different from anything I’ve seen someone knit in a long time. Cute, cute, cute! (In a nice way…)

  2. LauraY says:

    Wow! That looks really cheery. Very cute! Happy Valentine’s!

  3. Andrea says:

    It looks so snuggly. It’s beautiful.

  4. Jessica says:

    That is so you. Love it.

  5. Any blog post that starts with “Dudes” already has me amused. I think the yarn they have at Artfibers is so unique – I have a stash of Ziti in my closet and you’re inspiring me to get it out!

  6. Elaine says:

    I was rooting for the terriers.

  7. Siow Chin says:

    Ooh la la! That’s really merry. The pocket detail is certainly worth trying out.

  8. Szarka says:

    “Future-oriented.” Check. That one’s going into my vocabulary for sure.

  9. claudia says:

    That is generally very cute, and specifically very Mariko-appropriate. The pockets and color combo really make that sweater.

  10. mindy says:

    The collar’s great! The color’s great! The whole freakin’ sweater is great!

  11. Norma says:

    It’s fab on you! Oh, to be as young and tiny as you so I could pull something like that off…..but what a wonderful chase-the-winter-blues-away sweater.

  12. Amy says:

    Oooh! That is a very fun sweater. Love the pockets! (decided I would tell you that directly instead of just telling Strug for once 🙂

  13. Lucia says:

    It’s gorgeous.
    I’m charting raglan patterns right now and writing generators. Jim’s sideways knit one came out well (Jim in sweater. ) But, armhole depth was one of the things that worried me.
    Out of curiosity, how deep are the armholes on your sweater?

  14. Joelene says:

    Yah, I was so happy to see the Bloodhound win (I am hoping I was watching the same dog show:) As I have a hound too! Yah, Hounds.
    Your sweater is great and it looks so soft and cozy. Perfect for the weather we are having. It looks like the rain in your area is headed right for me (upper S.B. county). Stay warm and dry.

  15. carolyn says:

    the girlreaction she wonders, did the super eggplant get herself a haircut?

  16. Stella says:

    Very nice and fluffy! I hope it elicited a lot of cuddly hugs from your honey for V-Day!

  17. John in Portland, OR says:

    Awesome sweater, Mariko! I love the contrasting pocket details!
    Cheerio from PDX!

  18. Agnes says:

    It’s really funky and cool! But … I would never wear these 2 colours together, forgive me. You are a real brave gal!

  19. Kay says:

    The Circus Clown Fuzzy Sweater, she is Super Fantastic! the xoxo from the Kay

  20. Silvia says:

    Oh how I love the clown sweater!

  21. gaile says:

    it’s too cute – it’s like the KnitHappens mascot sweater! (same colors as their site) I love it – and only you could pull off pink and green and look that hip, girl!

  22. Gina says:

    The words: clown sweater? Very scary!
    The result? Just wonderful!!

  23. melissa says:

    Great colors! I like the fuzziness of the yarn.

  24. shokufeh says:

    Wow! Great! Good thing there’s an ocean between us, or it might mysteriously disappear.

  25. Becky says:

    MARIKO! This is so darn cute! You pull this off wonderfully.

  26. Rachael says:

    Ah. Future-oriented. That’s what I am — now I have a name for why I don’t rip out/back.
    That sweater is AWESOME on you. I’m glad I was there at its inception…

  27. Elizabeth says:

    SO CUTE. Great job. I’m totally with ya on the “future-oriented” thing – just never thought to put it so positively before.

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