Everyone kept telling my how lucky I would be after the photo shoot for the book and then after all the LYS visits that the garments I knitted and that my dear talented friends knitted for me for the book, would be mind to wear and cherish. HA!
All the garments pictured in the book are in mediums and yikes, even some smalls. First, with the time deadlines that a book brings, it's so much faster to get things done when you do them up smaller. Second, most of the models who volunteered to for the photo shoot were smaller guys. And third, I don't think my sweet and generous friends who did some of the knitting would have offered to do it if everything had been sized for me, in an 48 wit extra extra long sleeves!
All that said, Barbara Fabian of Sit-N-Knit, did knit the 9 foot scarf in sock weight yarn in size 5 needles. Bless her for that.
So unless I lose 65 pounds and shrink from 6'4" to 5'9 nothing we knitted as samples is going into my wardrobe. Sigh. So I started up the henley in my size with Rowan Wool Cotton.
You'll remember from a pervious post that it was supposed to be for Mark, but he lost some weight recently and it was fitting me better. Great for me! Until I ran out of yarn rounding the final bend and beginning the second sleeve. I didn't think it was huge problem since the yarn is still in production. But the new skeins were a different dye lot and the color was way off. Then to my rescue, Pam (aka 2muchfun) on ravelry.com traded me the 2 skeins in her stash for 2 of the off color ones I recently bought. Hers were also a different dye lot but they were much closer to the original. Thanks Pam, you saved the sweater and inspired me. I'm going to start putting my stash up on ravelry.com and if anyone ever needs anything, give me a shout.