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Sweater dreams, frogged and redesigned

It was a full four days after I ordered a sweater’s worth of brown bulky yarn before I had an epiphany. When I realized how close I came to missing the perfect opportunity for a masterpiece of nerd knitting (my specialty) I actually felt a bit dizzy.

Then I raced to the WEBS site to order enough Cascade 220 to make a black sweater with a red-and-white stripe down the right arm.

I guess this is a mass effect blog now

Called the “armor stripe,” this color scheme for N7 clothing and armor is one of the constants throughout the Mass Effect series. I already made an iPhone case, why not go all the way?

It’s a little more ambitious than designing one of the first Firefly hat patterns or knitting a Skyrim dishcloth. But I’m sure looking forward to it. And luckily, the pattern I had my eye on (Mason-Dixon Knitting’s Perfect Sweater, thanks to a suggestion from a reader) is worked in pieces flat. Which means it will be quite simple to add an intarsia stripe to one arm.

Now if the yarn will just get here, I’ll be all ready to go…

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