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Monday, January 14, 2013

Apocalypse, now? .... No, not yet

In preparation for the Aztec calendar's Apocalypse prediction on 12-21-2012, which doesn't seem to have happened; (unless it's a slow process that has only just begun),I wanted to make a sweater with an Aztec design. I found a knitting pattern booklet on e-bay called Inca Fashion by Sirdar Limited yarn company and used the graph of one sweater (#4) and I tunisian crocheted it. I changed the guy that was supposed to be in the middle. Originally, he was really short with big long ears like a rabbit. I think he was supposed to be an alien. Anyway, I made him more human-like and put a crown on him like a Sun King.
This is the front.
And here's the back. I ran out of the cornflower yellow at the top so I just used a brighter yellow up there. It doesn't bother me. I mean, who really cares, it's the end of the world for goodness sake!!!!! LOL!!!!!
I put this in to show you all my new camera I got from my for my birthday in November. It's so heavy and complicated but it does take great photos. As readers of this blog know, my old camera stopped focusing properly and it was so frustrating. Now I have this new camera and a brand new computer I got for Christmas so I have no more excuses but to get all my stuff photoed and posted in here. I just hate having to learn how to use new things.
I thought I'd put the sweater on and have my son take a couple of photos because just seeing it laying flat, it's hard to envision it on someone. Here's the front.
For the sides I made two panels. What can I say? I'm not paper-thin and neither are most people. You're going to need to add some sides, trust me. I like how these turned out tunisian crocheting them with variegated yarn. It makes a nifty pattern all by itself.
Here's the back once again.


  • Yay! Looks awesome! Love the sweaters name:
    Apocalypse, Now? - No, not yet!
    Very cool Aztec design! Love the colors and the Sun King just makes it all happen!
    Also love the comments about having to add side panels! LOL
    Glad that you are up and running again taking photos & posting your creations!

    By Blogger CC, at 7:34 AM  

  • Hi. I fell in love with your picasso pattern. Do you have a graph pattern for it. Would love to make it.

    By Blogger barby, at 7:09 PM  

  • The Hemmingway cat? In this post? I really love that one too!

    I checked the Stain Glass by Judy site where I got the picture to graph but the link doesn't work and it's not available on her site anymore. I wonder if she ever made it into a stained glass picture.

    I don't know if I have the graph I used anymore but it was blurry anyway, (like they always are on Knitpro). But my finished project is really all you need if you can count out the stitches from the photo of it here (I know, I know, that sounds so NOT FUN!) LOL!
    I really should get some big graph paper and colored pencils and make graphs from my projects so people can actually make them themselves.

    By Blogger Becky, at 11:17 AM  

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