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Friday, September 17, 2004
You knew I had to finish it last night. I wondered if I should take a picture of it on or should I block it out. The blocking won out because the sleeves were bugging me. Seems at the sleeves always feel weird until they've been washed. At least I think so.
Diamonds are Forever
Lets hope the sweater last a while too.
Yarn: Cascade 220
Needles: US6 (4mm) and US7 (4.5mm)
Now what am I going to do?
I've started to spin the yarn, which may not be a good thing while I'm sick, its coming out a bit uneven. I figure it doesn't matter, its only yarn for me and I'm ok with uneven handspun.
I'm working with Coopworth and its so soft, I'm in love with stuff. But I do have a problem.
See that swatch. The original idea was for a cardigan with fair isle bands in that olive green and ivory. Yes, the fair isle bands are going to be bigger but I hate swatching so I do tiny swatches, squint your eyes and imagine it bigger.
Now that I've got the swatch and I see how nice a fabric this is I'm thinking maybe it will be good as a sweater.
Do you want to help? What do you want to see me do?
***I added the poll back because what is screwing up the blog is my own server. We are trying to figure it out but in the meantime you gt the poll back. At least my blog isn't hosted through them***
For a little more info:
The cardigan will be raglan sleeves with a big ribbed collar. The ribbing will be textured (not the regular 2x2 that I do) It will be shaped and will be about hip length.
The sweater will have a textured ribbing that is at least 4 inches, it will be somewhat fitted but not tight, not boxy and not cropped. The neck will be maybe something like a faux t-neck. I hate turtle necks (so confining). So it will be loose, have you seen these sweaters, I like that neck and the neck will have the same textured rib.
I'll probably do what you suggest. Unless I can't wait and I start something anyway. I'm bad like that. Naughty to the core. Monday I'll let you know the verdict.
Have a great weekend!
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