Unless Juliet- that most serendipitously cute, well-named, and bulky-to-boot knit for which I'm currently swatching- takes the prize, I think this might just be my final "big" FO Before Fricklet. (Baby socks don't count.)
As you all know, I'm a passionate devotee of the BSJ, but having made four, I may have suffered a bit of BSJ burnout. Enter Tomten- specifically, that purpley one on page 47 of The Opinionated Knitter. Seriously, how much of a rockstar is that kid? The long and tousled hair? (I maintain it's a boy, but you know how I am about shaggy-haired guys.) The purple? The vampirish collar? It's perfect! It's Tomten!
Thanks to your advice, combined with the Biscuit's clear preference for the bluesy tones, I decided to save the browns for the Fricklet. I knit along, randomly striping, and at some point decided I preferred the "wrong" side for the way the colors blended in lovely, gartery bumps and ridges as opposed to butting up neatly against each other, so wrong side became right and all was well with the world. The yarns are Cascade 220 scraps and Classic Elite Skye Tweed leftovers from Mr. Frick's Cobblestone, of which I had plenty thanks to Nova. I used 8's for everything except for the collar, for which I switched to 6's for stiffness. I've decided that a zipper is the way to go on this one, and Beth has generously agreed to put one in for me. Thanks, B! I tried Margaux's trick with the lollipop as bribery for a modeled shot, though I had to offer two and got very mixed results, as you can tell by the fact that this is the best shot:
But at least it justifies the title of this post! Then Mr. Frick obliged by going outside in the sweltering heat and clowning around in front of the window so that I could surreptitiously sneak this shot:
My little rockstar.