my $4 sweater

just like yesterday, the photo challenge creators gave me an ez assignment…

30 day photography challenge

day #19: something orange

i didn’t even have to think about different options as my current knitting project just happens to be orange!

i’ve shown you this photo before:

three gigantic balls of ORANGE for which i paid a grand total of $10.17!!

(that is not today’s official photo).

in this post, back in april, i told you about how i had decided to knit myself an orange sweater with the yarn. i’m still knitting!

this is the cuff of the last sleeve

(that is not today’s official photo).

…but i’m almost done!…

back, front, sleeve

(that is not today’s official photo).

how super-cool that i will have created a handknit sweater for a sum total of … about $3.95 cents (i’m dividing $10 in thirds and adding a bit since i had to crack open that second ball of yarn) – in my favourite colour, no less!

the textured pattern has made the knitting not too mindless:

as seen on half a sleeve

(you got it: that is not…)

with any luck, i will finish the sweater this week – i’ll be on to a new project in july, for sure. since i still have acres of orange, i have a fun idea for how to use it up!…

ok, let’s do the official photo. for today’s shot, the orange yarn went on an outing:

not the usual backdrop for a ball of yarn!

tomorrow i’ll show you where this photo was snapped. until then, any guesses?! (locals and neighbourhood friends, you have the advantage!).


gotta share my latest country genre musical find (and this tune is also a clue for today’s official photo location) – i have to smile every time i hear somethin’ ’bout a truck. this song is perfect for summer relaxing. listen up! [thanks to that youtube link, you could karaoke this song, no problem!].

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  • The Orchard  On June 19, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Hmmmm…..that hay bale has me stumped! Does it have anything to do with the Open Streets Waterloo that just occurred on Sunday?

  • Johanna B  On June 19, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    That is one beautiful sweater considering the relative cost (not taking into account the time you put into it). You would have been happy attending the Univ of TX in Austin – their color was orange and they were the longhorns!!! Everything is bigger in Texas doncha know!

    • 1970kikiproject  On June 19, 2012 at 3:37 pm

      thanks, johanna! yes! i will need to become a u of texas fan since i have the sweater – haha! i hope one day i can visit texas!

  • Gina Unger  On June 19, 2012 at 10:33 am

    sweater is going to look awesome on ya! too great that the cost is so little, too!
    looks like you snapped the photo on a bale of hay at a farm or a country fair?!? 🙂

    • 1970kikiproject  On June 19, 2012 at 10:40 am

      thanks, g! and if i wear it for the next 20 years…well, that will be a good return on my investment!! you are right with hay, not with a fair (i wish! maybe this fall!) – thanks for guessing!!!

  • Zo  On June 19, 2012 at 8:10 am

    I love that color! Your official photo looks like it could be in a catalog (and yes on hay bale!). Your ability is amazing! I’ve never gotten past scarf
    I finally just went through my yarn the other week (I wanted to get moving with my unannounced goal to see about knitting blankets for animal shelters)…although I remember how to do a knit stitch…I had to go onto youtube for a reminder of how to do a slipknot and how to cast on! And I have to relearn purl…

    • 1970kikiproject  On June 19, 2012 at 9:32 am

      oh! zo, that is so cool that you dug out your yarn and needles!! isn’t youtube a great resource – much better than trying to follow pictures in a book. and if you can do a scarf, for sure you can do a blanket! i like this shade of orange so much, too! can’t wait to finish the sweater (although it is way too hot for sweater-wearing this week!).

  • Stacie@ Snaps and Bits  On June 19, 2012 at 7:42 am

    That’s so cool that you knit. My Mom is really good at it too but I never learned. The yarn looks like it’s on a bale of hay (which I see Fran also thought) but I can’t be more specific. Will have to stay tuned!

    • 1970kikiproject  On June 19, 2012 at 9:33 am

      that is neat that your mom knits, too! i bet she has made sweaters for your boys?? good guess (like fran!) – you’ll see more details tomorrow! 🙂

  • Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count  On June 19, 2012 at 7:18 am

    Very clever, Ms. Cathy! It is a pretty color. I do hope you’ll model it (don’t think I really have to ask) when it’s finished! Ok, I’ll bite…looks like a hay bale to me which could be in the back of a truck. But this isn’t really the time of year for a hay bale…so I guess I’ll wait till tomorrow to find out! 😉

    • 1970kikiproject  On June 19, 2012 at 7:29 am

      thanks for playing along, fran! good guess! i will model the sweater when done, for sure. with any luck, it’ll be ready for day #30 of the photo challenge when i have to do another self-portrait!

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