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January 21, 2005

Sweater Stalker

Are you a sweater stalker?   Answer these quick questions to see how you fare:

  1. Do you follow someone for blocks trying to internalize the details of their sweater?
  2. Do you find yourself explaining to the woman in front of you in line at the coffeeshop why you are staring at her?  I know, you're not staring at her, you're staring at her sweater.
  3. Do you touch strangers on the arm just to feel the fabric of their sweater?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then you, my friend, are a sweater stalker.  Don't worry, nona's a sweater stalker too.  This afternoon, nona stalked a great sweater.   This was an intarsia sweater made with two yarns.  One was a fine string yarn and the other, a bulky chenille yarn.  When combined in an improvisational intarsia pattern, the fabric oscillated between lacy and open and plush and dense.  nona's going to have to swatch this before it leaves her noggin.  You'd think I'd learn to carry my digital cameria with me for just these types of stalking opportunities.

January 21, 2005 in Vignettes From the Life of a Knitter | Permalink


I ordered Catherine Lowe's 4 volumes of 'Ravell'd Sleeve' and have received the first two.
I decided to make the Headgear practicum!
But when it came to picking up stitches, could NOT understand process and really wanted pictures.
I discovered your site with a search on the internet and printed off your January 7, 2005 entry.
Thank you, thank you.

Posted by: Esther | Jan 22, 2005 4:58:01 AM

Hahaha....I never considered myself a sweater stalker before, but I answered yes to all the questions, so I guess I am a sweater stalker after all. And mind you, it's not only sweaters that I stalked, count in scarves, shawls, hats, etc.

Posted by: yuvi | Apr 16, 2005 2:18:52 AM

i am, i am!!! that's me in a nutshell. just ask monica.

Posted by: lynette | Dec 26, 2005 7:06:32 AM

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