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Wednesday, September 22, 2004
Won't anyone please think of the husbeast?
Please think of the Husbeast
Well, a couple of you have and he appreciates it.
The cry has been heard.
Its not heard often but I hear the plea and I feel bad that poor husbeast is walking around sweater-less. I had my excuses and I still stand by them. The beast is huge!!! And making a sweater on 6.5mm needles was killing me. I couldn't do it. I knit about 10 inches up the back and I had to throw in the
I sat the husbeast down and forced him to look through pattern books. This is something that I could do (and have done) all day long. Not so for the husbeast. This is certainly not a task the man loves, but he was a trooper. He made the pattern search more tolerable by looking at the books in-between computer games.
Two finer gauge sweaters have now been chosen.
This one is the favorite of the two he chose. Its from Men in Knits. The only problem with this one is that I need to spin the yarn for this. He wants the yarn to be exactly like it is in the picture. I have taken the challenge and I will "get 'er done".
Since it will take me a while to spin up about 3200 yards of yarn for the cardi I decided to console him with another sweater in his favorite hockey teams colors. The consolation sweater is the Manly sweater from Stitch and bitch. I have most of the yarn already and I've started to knit.
I even did a swatch! Aren't you proud of me? I did it just so you could see the colors I'll be using. It had nothing to do with needing gauge.
I'm doing this sweater in Paton's Classic Wool on size 4mm needles. Much easier on the hands and will be done much faster than a bulky knit.
Go read what Norma has to say today. It's worth it. Well, it's worht it everyday but if you don't go everyday, at least go today. Wise words.
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