Sakiori Complete. Mostly.

Here’s a shot of me modeling the completed sakiori.


I never exhibit posture like this in real life.

I’m really happy with this thing, even though I have been hating it like water hates the desert for the last month. It’s very warm, not too scratchy, and just about the perfect length. And the colors are going to be great this Autumn.

Now I can get on with some of the other half-dozen projects I’ve got going on. As I said earlier, I’m studying for a certification exam this week, so I am not going to be knitting anything for a while. When I do start again, I’m going to be doing another paid-for piece. An old Chinese lady who works at the diner where I usually get breakfast wants me to make her a watch cap to go with a dark navy pea coat she has. She’s very particular about wanting good yarn – I’m thinking some Lamb’s Pride Worsted will be good if I can find a decent color for her. That’s going to take a week tops; after that I’ll get cracking on the Sooper Sekret Project for Christmas and start up the second sleeve on my Aran.

And hey, thanks for the kind words, folks. I’ve been having a rocky time lately. Maybe in a few months I can write about it. Kaetchen, Bess, Stacey, Alexandra, Cari, Kelly, Sheryl, everyone else – thanks.

No Responses to “Sakiori Complete. Mostly.”

  1. Juan Says:

    Hello I`m a chilean man that need information about how to make sakiori.
    Thanks for your help.

  2. Ken Says:

    Looks good Dave! Maybe even good enough to be in a sci fi movie. “Grettings, I am Gordigan, from the planet Strycistic Eight! I will be your new leader. NOW BRING ME SOME SMALL ANIMALS THAT I MAY CRUSH AND EAT!”


  3. Stacey Says:

    I have to admit I was not sure about the vest when you were working on it. But it looks great! It looks really good on you. Not a lot of people could carry that style off. But you wear it well. You must have been Asian in a former life?

  4. Bess Says:

    Oh. Gorgeous. Hurry autumn.
    and hugs to you dearie

  5. Katxena Says:

    Really, really nice. And the vest isn’t bad either! :)

  6. Daphne Says:

    Gorgeous!! And the vest is great too. 😉 Hehe..I am still working on my Aran..I think it may never get finished unless I can stop starting..hehe.

  7. Larry Says:

    Nice job! And you look terrific in it. Keep the smile. It works very well.

  8. Emma Says:

    What ahandsome figure of a man !
    Congratulations on a fantastic FO. It really does look very nice.
    Sorry to read that you’ve been going through a tough time – sometimes they’re necessary to make us balanced people.
    Hope things pick up :0-]

  9. Alexandra Says:


    I am hoping to have some FO’s to show as well since I’ve been knitting like a fiend lately instead of smoking like a fiend. :)

  10. Brent Says:

    Congratulations on finishing Sakiori. It looks great!

  11. Kaetchen Says:

    Sakiori looks great, D. And it’s good to see you smile.

  12. Cari Says:

    Looks great! Don’t you love that first time you slip into an FO?

  13. Matt Roth Says:

    You Look Maaaahhhvelous

  14. michelle Says:

    That vest makes you look very sage.

  15. S. Zettner Says:

    PS This picture reminds me of a photo I took of you in college. You’ve changed a lot since then. As have I. Weird to think about, eh?

  16. S. Zettner Says:

    Attractive pic–sweater, smile, etc. :)

    Richard sent me my digital camera the other day that I forgot in NZ. It’s an ancient model from 1997, but what the hell!!!