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Cutie Pie
March 28 2010
July 1 2011
Project info
Cutie Pie
Vesper by Heidi Kirrmaier
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy
4 skeins = 612.0 yards (559.6 meters), 200 grams
Crazy Girl Yarn Shop in Coralville, Iowa

I really, really, really like Heidi’s designs. I often forget I can look just as cute (probably cuter) in something airy and drapy as in something fitted. I also always underestimate the size of my bust and these garments have a built-in buffer for my kind of buffoon. I’ve been on the fence about this one because it seems like the pleats might get bulky and unyieldy around the neck, but Hempathy is so light that I think it’ll be fine. Now for a name.

Oh geez, I got through the short rows (which are actually really long) and realized I had twisted the whole thing somewhere (at the beginning of the short rows, I suspect). I also had weird holes, a join that wouldn’t join and all sorts of problems I never thought I’d see after my first ever knit project! I frogged and started over. It’s looking a million times better.

I was going to name it after another Jens song, but I was thinking, “Wouldn’t insert crush’s name just think I was a cutie pie in this?” So there it is: “Cutie Pie” by Of Montreal.

“You are my cutie pie until the day I die. I hope that’s a long time, ‘cause I don’t wanna die.”

I’ve given up on my crushes, but not on my Cutie Pie. It will have to go on hold for a while with comps, overdue Greek homework, a paper, a presentation, work projects, and a visiting brother filling up my month.

I’ve been working on this during orchestra breaks the one day a week I have orchestra. The second violin section is very curious about it, haha. I had to separate the sleeves an inch premature because I had been working on that inch for weeks and it was not getting any smaller! I also did some practice pleating just to see if I could read the instructions well enough. I can. I don’t know that I like the pleats as written….There are a lot of them. I’m going to experiment with double-sized pleats and maybe as-written ones in between for some variety. I have no idea what this will do to the size of the neck, but I’ll find out. This is going to take me ages to finish, it seems. I’m going to have to find a new crush to Cutie Pie me because the intended one will never see it. That sounds dirty….

I either lost a skein or did the math wrong. 4 skeins only got me halfway there. I did the math with a calculator, so I know I must be a complete math idiot who inputs things wrong. 1 skein difference is forgivable, but 2! I hope we still have the dye lot at the shop when I get back!

Got my yarn. I’m back on track. It will be perfect for a night out with the knitting group tonight.

I’m just going to do the pleats as written. I’m too busy to figure anything else out, haha. It’ll be cute. I’m excited to finally wear it!

Good Lord, this has been sitting for a long time! I can have it done by spring, I suspect. All I have to do is pleat it and knit the sleeves. Funny story: I got a boyfriend out of the same class that had my crush (they are not the same people…which is really good, actually, since I definitely got the great guy:)). So, my boyfriend will think I’m a cutie pie if I ever finish this, haha.

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March 28 2010
July 1 2011
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by Elsebeth Lavold
41% Cotton, 34% Hemp, 25% Rayon
153 yards / 50 grams
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  • Originally queued: February 27, 2010
  • Project created: March 28, 2010
  • Updated: July 1, 2011
  • Progress updates: 9 updates