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Monday, January 09, 2006
Happy Rogue Day
Happy Rogue Day to me
Happy Rogue Day to me
You look like a monkey and you smell like one too
Or how ever you sing for a happy finished Rogue.
Source: Girl from Auntie
Yarn: Paton's Classic Merino in Paprika
Needle size: US 5's throughout
1.I mostly knit the 43 inch size. Because I was off in gauge I knew the size would come out roughly around the 39 inch size which is what I wanted. I could have gotten gauge with this yarn but I didnt' like the fabric. To me, liking the fabric is more important than meeting the gauge.
2.I used Claudia's mods for the hems and for making a cardigan instead of a pulli.
3.I ran into issues of yarn shortage since this was stash yarn and not specifically purchased for this project. Because of that, I left off the pocket and hood. Actually there ar also other reasons I left of those 2 items.
---The pocket I also left because I have plenty of extra "kangaroo pocket" I don't need pockets on my sweater to point it out. Plus they're fairly small pockets once you cardiganize Rogue and I just wouldn't use them so I was ok with leaving them off.
---The hood. I love hoodies. On someone else. I always see them in the photo of a pattern and I want it. My lust for that sweater is huge. I want that hoodie. In most cases, I put the hoodie on and realize I'm just not a hoodie gal. I wanted to wear this sweater a lot so I was ok leaving off the hood. I started Chart C, worked up a bit, tried on the sweater and stopped Chart C and just did 5 rows of stockinette then Cast off.
As soon as the sun shines around here, I'll take some decent photos. The zipper could also use a blocking.
4. I ordered the zipper from Zipper Stop. They had great service and answered my questions in a timely manner. I would recommend them. The problem; I thought the color would match better but when it arrived it was a little light. I'm telling myself it's an exact match so please don't tell me differently. Let me have my illusion.