Tuesday, July 01, 2008

An Almost FO - Chevron Sweater

I doubt I can call this project a full FO before we depart from this fine province. However, if I wait that long to write a blog post about it A) my 30 seconds of Iain actually fitting in it will be over and B) there might be up to a month break in between posts while we’re away and you’ll have forgotten all about it! The above picture is of me suffering through the humidity on our deck in a desperate attempt to get this project finished. I do not like this picture of myself but, hey, it does show me working away!

Here is an almost finished FO.

Iain hasn’t tried it on yet because, despite my love for this fabric, it’s about 34 degrees here with the humidity and the thought of making him model it in this weather seems downright cruel. Well that and the fact that I’m scared he’ll choke on all the ends by getting one wrapped around his wee neck when I’m pulling it on or off. There are about 5 billion ends to sew in. No, I'm not exaggerating.


Although I keep calling it Iain’s chevron sweater, the real name of this sweater is the Fred Textured Sweater from Louisa Hardings’ Natural Kints for Babies and Moms.

Yarn: One skein of Handmaiden Casbah sock yarn (80% Superwash merino, 10 % cashmere and 10% nylon) combined with a couple of ‘one off’ skeins of the Fleece Artist’s that I found at Gaspereau Valley Fibres in 90% superwash merino and 10% cashmere. It took about a little over two skeins to knit. Enough to ensure I needed to buy more yarn (isn’t that always the way?) but also enough to ensure another small project from the leftover skein – yeah!

Fun Factor: I really enjoyed knitting this project and would definitely knit it again. I think the yarn I used might be a wee bit smaller/tighter/finer than the DK called for in the pattern. Thus, it may have taken me a little longer to knit than it could have. My main reason for taking so long is over 30” high... Heck, it has taken me since last fall to ‘finish’ it (yes, I know, it isn’t quite there yet) but I’m sure most of you could knit it much faster.

Size: Up to 12 months

These are Elan buttons by G├╝terman which I found at a local store that was having a closing sale. The fact that this store was closing was especially sad in a small town like ours as it was the only one carrying any yarn whatsoever. I really like the buttons with this fabric.

And Happy Canada Day, Everyone! It’s sadly quiet on the blogosphere these days. Many of my favourite blogs are rarely posting and, in some cases, seem to have stopped. I could blame it on Ravelry or on summer holidays and the weather, I suppose. Whatever your reason, I’m hoping you’re coming back soon. I/we miss you!


Samantha said...

Gorgeous colour!! Can't wait to see it finished. :)

Lydee said...

lovely sweater, can't wait until it's cool enough to see it on him!