In the midst of all this chaos, I finished this. Maybe the most ambitious project of my knitting life besides Doggie Knits, and with the shortest deadline. It's for the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Russian Transport, open now through early May. I couldn't have finished it without help from my friend Tammy, and Lynn, who kindly allowed Knit 1 to be Madeline and my safe refuge on the last day of sweater finishing. While screaming insane people were hand rodding the kitchen drain in the apartment. The tragedy of all of this success is that the earnings are mostly going to be funding a move. I don't know why my head doesn't explode.
The sweater is sourced by a vintage 80's sweater, the original fit to the actress, and sent to me. It's a hybrid leopard/tiger road kill. I used Shibui Pebble in four colors selected by the costume designer, and held two of the colors together with metallic threads. If you can't source sparkly yarn in just the right color and weight, you just have to make your own! I didn't use a chart--just free formed the intarsia pattern as I knit it. The photo does not include the shawl collar applied in the last hours of finishing. My camera at the time didn't have enough memory to take one. One day hopefully I will have a good photo of it being worn.