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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

RIb and Cable Sweater with Hood progress pics (for Knitting Olympics)

I have to admit, I underestimated this pattern (or at least the time it'd take me to complete). When I finished the back panel in a day's time, I thought... no problem! But after finishing the front, I turned the page and... there are sleeves! And a hood! (Yeah, right in the title of the pattern, too.)

So I've been knitting late-late at night the past few evenings, trying to catch up and make up for my foot dragging and overconfidence. I am impressed that I actually *do* have a shot at completing, moreso because my Stitches purchases are still on my desk, begging to be petted and knit up. I always thought knitters who admitted to keeping yarn within petting reach were weirdos. I now fully admit that I've been petting the Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport much more than would be considered healthy to a (non knitting!) outsider, but that's neither here nor there. I still am not in love with the colorway, but it is so soft... I think I may prefer it to the Shepherd Sock, just cos I look at the sock weight and my eyes cross its so thin :)

The width of the sweater looks slighter than it will be, once blocked... I was able to achieve gauge after washing and blocking my swatch (and had the squishing-up happen pre-blocking with it as well), so I'm confident the ribbing will relax into its final shape and be wider and not look like I'm raising baby abe-y lincoln. Or less than usual...

(fwiw to the parents out there-- 10% for weight, 65% for height, 75% for head circumference!!)

Back to the cable-y grind!


lexa said...

That is going to be beautiful when it's finished! I love that color, too. Can't wait to see the socks made with all that new stash!

Anonymous said...

I found you through the Knitting Olymics (I am only a spectator). I made that sweater for my little boy a while ago. It'll be fabulous!

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