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Cully’s Sweater
11/30/2010

I loved knitting Cully’s Sweater (Knitting Around pg 127). I absolutely loved it. In fact, I kind of wish I had made a big sweater because it was over before my love affair with it had finished.

Even though I was extremely disappointed with my choice of yarn (Rowan Pure Wool DK – I should have used something sticky because I was steeking) I love the results!

I choose to knit a cardigan – they are easier to put on little ones I think. And I also choose to knit a “dashing scarlet trim” for the edging. When Elizabeth Zimmermann puts it that way, “dashing scarlet trim”, how can you not knit a dashing scarlet trim – it just sounds so lovely and exotic!

This is definitely a sweater I will come back to and make again – it was absolutely lovely to knit.

Meanwhile I get to admire it on my little wee man.

Doesn’t he look pleased as punch with it?

 

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The Norwegian Sweater ie Cully’s Sweater
11/23/2010

It’s like night and day around here.

All fall we were a little tense gearing up for Laura’s surgery – and now that she’s home I’ve been giddy with happiness.

My family has so much to be thankful for… my sister is baking a ton of pies and is planning on delivery them to the Riley ICU nurses Thanksgiving Day. Isn’t that sweet? I’m heading over this morning to help with some of the baking…

Meanwhile, I’ve been knitting away on the next project.

I really wanted to make this sweater for my husband. However, I have been spending quite a bit of money on this Knitting Zimmermann project. So in the view of economy, I’m making it for Baby John.

The Yarn: Rowan Pure Wool DK – at first I was happy with my choice. However, when it has come to steeking I used my favorite – the crochet steek – and I regretted this yarn choice. It started to unravel! So I quickly got out a needle and thread.

The lesson – if you want to crochet steek : USE STICKY WOOL!

Needles: US #5 – pretty happy with the gauge and the final outcome.

I’ll keep you posted….

Pi R Square Shawl
11/15/2010

It’s hard not to think or talk about anything else but Little Laura – but I suppose I must.

(BTW: Laura is still in ICU, struggling with breathing and maintaining oxygen levels on her own. However, as of Sunday afternoon she was doing better!)

I finished my monster of a Pi R Square shawl! I think the reason I considered it a monster was because I choose Icelandic Roving as my fiber. I don’t think I would do that again. After awhile I got really bored with it – it was too hairy.

Also I choose to begin the project using 1 strand of Icelandic Roving and #5 needles! Oh, my… that took forever.

By the time I got to 48 rows I decided to graduate my needles up to a #9, therefore my bottom 48 rows creates more of a ruffle. I actually rather like that.

I learned a lot about simple shawl shaping while I knit this… and my imagination ran wild with variations.

But, on the whole… I’m glad I’m moving on to the next project…. The Norwegian Sweater!