Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I'm Bringing Sexy Bak(tus)*

What do you know? I actually finished something.

Pattern: Baktus
Yarn: Brooks Farm Acero (from Rhinebeck. I just like saying that.)
Needles: Size 2 Addi Lace

I think the reason this got finished is because I didn't waste time blabbing about it all over my Ravelry project page like I usually do, updating the Progess-o-meter every 5% just to pump up my ego. No, this was hardcore, monogamous - and mostly public - knitting. Also, it was the kind of knitting that can be combined with cocktails (hi Lynne and abby!)

And now it's done, yay! This is a terrific, easy-but-satisfying pattern. I would love to make another, but in stripes like Terhi's adorable version.

I can see this baby getting some serious wear come fall. I love, love, love the shape - very versatile.

And the yarn...seriously. Now that I have had my initiation knit with Brooks Farm, I can see myself doing some serious damage to the ol' bank account come October (Rhinebeck!) I'll be the one causing an avalanche at the BF booth.

In Frisky news...doesn't he look like the figurehead on a ship?

He was, hands down, the absolutely, most horrendous, badly-behaved dog at the entire soccer field. And, high maintenance too:

Good thing he's cute.

*Now, go listen to the song. You know you want to.


Yarndude said...

I love the way you're wearing it tied around your neck in the first picture. It makes me want to have one of my own!

Vivian said...

I love Brooks Farm yarns. They are usually at Stitches West and I spent quite a few hours (and $$$) lingering in their booth.

Frisky is a handsome dude.

bobbi said...

i'm listening as i write. i'm 68 what can i tell ya

Nichole said...

I ♥ it!!!!!!!

Lynne said...

Love it! I will race you to the booth at Rhinebeck :)

Kathy... said...

Very cute!

Oh....and Sofee is swooning....that handsome Frisky!!!

Rima said...

Very very cute!

Dianne said...

So cute - he really does look the figurehead of a ship!

Siga said...

I need a Baktus as well - yours turned out so nice!

abbyrose said...

wow that was fast! it came out awesome!!! when are we pairing cocktails and knitting again? :)