Well, I’m back and hopefully in a better mood than my last post! It was funny to read all of your comments – Either people totally understood me being mad about the snow, or they thought I was totally lucky to get snow! I really do enjoy all of the seasons here in Minnesota, I just prefer winter to start in December, not October. It makes a long winter that much longer. The snow passed and was replaced with a week of rain and gloomy weather. Today is looking up though, as it’s supposed to be sixty and sunny. I can hardly wait! All that gloomy weather put me in the mood to knit and I finished the sweater that I was working on in my last post.
I was happily surprised that it fit so well. So often I spend so much time on a project that I find out later doesn’t fit that well. Then the question is to rip it out and alter it, or just wear it as it. I have to say, I love the fact that my quilting doesn’t have to fit anybody. It makes things so much easier! In this case, I altered the pattern a bit ahead of time, in an effort to try to get it to fit me better. The pattern is supposed to increase for the bust line and have 10 leaf repeats around the neck. I ended up with 9 repeats and the gamble paid off – it fits in the hips and bust!
(Please disregard my expression in this picture – Joel wasn’t home to help take the pictures, so I had my camera perched precariously on top of a stack of books and used my remote control switch-thingy to snap the pictures.)
I just love the neck line of this sweater. It’s really quite easy to do. I was a little leery of all the bobbles though. I usually avoid bobbles, as they have kind of a . . . . well . . . . how shall I say this . . . . nippular look to them - especially when there is just one here and there. I think having a cluster of them together helped.
I highly recommend this pattern to anyone. It’s really quick and easy, and has some fun details. I found it in the Debbie Bliss knitting magazine - spring/summer ’09 issue. The pattern is called Yoke Detail pullover and the yarn is used is called Birch, Loop-d-Lopp by Tahki Charles. It’s a combination of cotton and silk and has a slightly tweedy look to it. It blocked beautifully and got rid of any unevenness in my knitting.
Well, I’m off to go out and enjoy the nice weather we are supposed to have for today. As I said, Joel is gone for the weekend hunting, so I am going to do a few girl things – I might go shopping for some new shoes, then I’m going to head over to Mom’s to make some yummy things with apples, followed by a movie and games with my nieces and nephews. Sounds like way too much fun for one day, so I better get going. Hope you enjoy your weekend too!