If you want a laugh out loud, laugh until you cry, laugh until you worry that you've wet your pants movie, run out and see Little Miss Sunshine. I laughed so hard that I missed some of the movie. Really folks, you need to see it.
My first Elizabeth Zimmermann project is finished. In keeping with her spirit, I made some modifications. It is the baby surprise jacket from Knitting Workshop. I threw in stripes of red and green without much forethought and they turned out well; better than if I had planned them out. Buttons are pending. I can't decide what color they should be. Red? Input is welcome.
I apologize for the awful pictures. The colors are off and the sweater isn't square (it is in real life - really). I am too tired to pull out the lights and if I wait for natural light it will be a while.
Anyway, I used a provisional cast on. After I finished the sweater as defined in the pattern, I knit the shoulder/arm seams. I'm not a big fan of sewing knitting so I picked up the ridges as if they were stitches and did a three needle bind-off. That left me with live stitches (from the cast-on) for the sleeves and at the back of the neck.
Mongolia is cold, so I figured that a little more at the neck and wrists would be appreciated. I picked up stitches along the neckline and made a 2x2 ribbing with a button hole. The pattern makes a jacket with 3/4 sleeves so I knit the green stripes and 2x2 rib cuffs.