Friday, January 2, 2015

Lilac Pullover - Second Sleeve Done

Look, it's a lace bolster!  Actually, of course, it is the second sleeve of my Lilac Pullover.  This set up works great to block lace sleeves knit in the round.  It is almost dry. It was just a little bit damp on the underside, so I rolled it over. 

I picked this up again on New Year's Eve to knit while we watched a couple of movies.  We started out with Galaxy Quest, which we both love and think is a great homage to the genre, and finished out the old year with This Island Earth.  This is an unusual film from 1955.  The aliens recruit scientists by sending them a catalog with all sorts of cool parts that enables them to build a communicator.  What a great recruitment technique.  Two scientists, one of whom is a woman, end up going to the alien planet, which is in the process of being destroyed in an interplanetary war.  There is the usual bit about the aliens wanting to come live on Earth, peacefully, if possible, but if not...well, there are ways of making us compliant.  There is also the requisite alien monster - called a mutant - genetically engineered to be a worker.  The aliens all die, but our intrepid scientists survive and return to Earth with the help of the last surviving alien, a fellow scientist who does not believe in conquest.  Not your typical 1950s sci fi movie plot line.

I'll get the sweater assembled this weekend.

Pattern:  Ladies Sweater - 1838 from Moments No. 005
Yarn:  SMC Select Extra Soft Merino Fino
Needles:  US 2.5 (3.0 mm) and US 3 (3.25 mm)

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