Henley Perfected #2

Posted on | November 15, 2007 | 6 Comments

The other day I casted on for another Henley Perfected. By the time I’m done, I’ll have finished 2 henleys with nothing physically to show for it. Henley #1 is with Interweave and Henley #2 is going to my mother, who asked for one when I emailed her the preview page a couple of weeks ago.

It’s really hard knitting for my mother. She’s very small so I’m knitting the 32.5″ size with modifications — mainly shortening the length and the sleeves by about 1″ each. She’s very picky about how sweaters fit her — they must be neither too tight nor too loose, they must be long sleeved, and they must cover up most of the area around the neck. She’s very intolerant of itchiness in a sweater; I’m crossing my fingers that the alpaca silk will be okay. And she’s very indecisive, which means that we spent 40 minutes on the phone the other day, both of us looking at kpixie’s beautifully photographed Alpaca Silk skeins, trying to determine the best color for her. But she wanted one so how could I refuse?

I’m zipping along on this. I didn’t (gasp!) knit a gauge swatch, instead hoping that my tension hasn’t changed all that much since I knit the sample 6 months ago. I’m already about done with the back:

We finally settled on tangerine which I love. It’s such a great fall color. I hope she likes the finished product!

The Dragon Skin Wrap is ready to be sewn up. I hope to have finished pictures soon because the wrap itself really needs to go out to its intended recipient.


6 Responses to “Henley Perfected #2”

  1. Angelika
    November 15th, 2007 @ 9:43 pm

    Well, this time you are in great company. I wonder how many people enjoy your pattern and knit the same sweater at the same time.

  2. Angela
    November 16th, 2007 @ 8:26 am

    I hope your mom likes it too! What a filial daughter you are…. The color is beautiful and looks like it would be very flattering.

  3. schrodinger
    November 16th, 2007 @ 9:23 am

    You are such a good daughter! I hope you’re not too bored with the top before you get to knit your own – it’s such a great design.

  4. Veronique
    November 16th, 2007 @ 11:17 am

    But you’re allowed to blog about this one, right? Well, obviously, since you’ve posted a picture :) Love the tangerine!

  5. Gudrun Johnston
    November 16th, 2007 @ 1:07 pm

    I love that colour! How is it knitting the design again?

  6. Miriam
    November 25th, 2007 @ 12:28 pm

    I am knitting your henley for my sister for her 50th birthday present. She zeroed in on it immediately as she flipped through Interweave Knits. I can’t wait to get started. Thanks for coming up with such a great design!

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