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Thursday, July 13, 2006

third time's the charm

of course i had to check out a few chicagoland yarn stores while on vacation. flying colors in clarendon hills is unfortunately going out of business, i managed to snag some discontinued rowan aranspun sh973, a lovely rich dark red with flecks of orange and blue. yum.

perfect for a simple pullover for tom. pattern is rosemary's middle sized sweater from the green mountain spinnery book. nice and plain, with just a simple cable running next to the armhole in the yoke.

swatchie swatchie with my new lantern moon rosewood circs size 7. nice.
cast on, knit about 10 inches, don't like the fabric i'm getting, too squinchy.

cast on again with size 8s. ah, much better fabric. knit up to the armhole 17 1/2 inches (measured his favorite sweaters, the pattern is longer). maybe meauring the width is a good idea, gah, 2 inches too narrow.

cast on again, third time's the charm. have the back yoke finished, started the front. love the 4 stitches to the inch, the knitting flies by.

hopefully the 16 inch lantern moons i tracked down will arrive in time for the sleevage.


Blogger Cathy said...

Just sailing along, aren't you? Hope the needles arrive today so your sleeves will be finished tonight :-) Love the color.

1:25 PM  
Anonymous Hope said...

The color is gorgeous!

7:32 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

hmmmmm...I've been eyeing those Lantern Moon circs for a while now.

Thanks again for the Donegal yarn substitutes!

2:17 AM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

That's going to be a beautiful sweater. I can't believe your done with the back already. I've had my eye on those rosewood circs how do you like them?

7:35 AM  
Blogger jenknits said...

I was wondering when you would share the sweater with your readers. Didn't want to ask in case it was a secret. beautiful color!

2:48 PM  

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