I’m so excited about the Big Bang Theory Knitalong hosted by Shannon of Luvinthemommyhood for all of us Big Bang Theory fans. The timing was perfect since I’d just gotten a few skeins of Aran in Gynx Yarns’ discontinued organic merino. It’s the bamboo colorway and is quickly becoming Hetty, a cropped cardigan that is extremely Bernadette.
The funny thing is I always think of Bernadette when I peruse Andi Satterlund’s cropped sweater patterns. I’ve been wanting to make one of her designs for a couple of years but hadn’t gotten around to it, so I think the time is now.
I didn’t really start until Nov. 2 and it is moving along quickly. The construction is different from any I’ve tried. At least I think so. I have now joined the fronts with the back to work back and forth from the arms down. My camera just wouldn’t capture the tonal shifts in this semi-solid green. It is so vibrant!
The Knitalong officially began on October 31 since BBT usually has a good Halloween episode. Check out Heather’s collection of BBT related sweaters and accessories. Since I’ve had Sexy Vesty in my queue for a long time, and since it is very Penny, I’ll probably make it too. I so want to do something Howard-ish. His outfits make me cringe, but something inspired by him would be very fun. However, my queue is a mile long, so the Bernadette sweater and a Penny Vest it is.
I wanted my Bernadette double as a NaKniSweMo (National Knit a Sweater Month) project too, but after some sketchy math, I realized it isn’t 50,000 stitches. So no organized nakniswemo for me. It’s not like I need another KAL. Lately, every month has been Knit a Sweater Month, and I’m enjoying the Big Bang KAL anyway. I’ve even ordered Season 1 to watch the episodes in order from the beginning.
If you knit, even if it’s just sort-of, join us in the Big Bang Theory knitalong. Heather has several small accessory patterns that were worn by cast members or you can go all the way, like Amy Farrah Fowler, and make a cardigan to go under your cardigan.