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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Bobble Blue (aka The Sweater That Hates Me) on: November 29, 2007 05:39:44 PM
Technically, this sweater is known as (Not) Bobble (Not) Blue, or NBNB for short, as I've neglected to use either blue yarn or bobbles when knitting it.  It's also known as The Sweater That Hates Me, as it took me four tries to knit it correctly.  (I realize it's surly to blame the sweater for the fact that I made poor yarn choices the first two times and then mucked up the cables so badly the third time that I had to frog it and restart...but when you're on your fourth attempt, it's hard to avoid the suspicion that the sweater is against you.)

Pattern is from Interweave Knits, Spring 2006; yarn is KnitPicks Wool of the Andes in Iris Heather.

It's been ages since I've posted any pics on this site, so I hope I did this correctly...

Edit -- Argh!  Apologies for the miniscule photo; I'm trying to figure out how to make it larger.

Argh again!  I give up -- here's the Flickr link:

Bobble_blue_worn by rrushefsky, on Flickr
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / cotton fleece on: January 04, 2006 09:58:16 PM
Has anyone used this yarn to make a long-sleeved sweater?  If so, how did you find it, in terms of wearability?  I know cotton tends to be heavy when it's knitted (I made a sleeveless sweater out of mercerized DK-weight cotton once, and it just barely missed feeling like chain mail), but I'm wondering if the wool blend in cotton fleece helps out with this.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Pictures, finally! on: August 19, 2005 05:46:09 PM
Not having a digital camera myself (it's on my holiday "gift to myself" list), I haven't been able to take pics of my work before.  But a very nice friend came over recently with her camera, and now I have pictures I can share!

My first sweater that came out successfully (I used to knit through the front loop, and while it was fine for scarves and shawls, it played havoc with my ability to turn out sweaters):

The pattern is from the Berroco website:


I made some modifications to the pattern -- you can't really see it in the model on the Berroco site, but there's an eyelet pattern that follows the top and sides of the diagonal bands.  I changed the YOs that were creating the eyelets to a basic M1 (after knitting up part of the back, I discovered I really hated those eyelets), and altered the cable pattern a bit.  Oh, and I started the armholes a bit sooner than the pattern instructions suggest; if you follow the instructions, the thing practically becomes a dress (I note, with some amusement, that whoever knitted the model on the Berroco site also did this).

And a couple of scarves:

A drop-stitch scarf -- it's made out of a wool/angora blend; it's itchy and sheddy and I love it.  It also makes a nice blanket to curl up with.

And your basic K2P2 ribbed scarf, because I fell in love with the yarn and couldn't think of anything else to do with it:

Oh, almost forgot -- my current WIP, the Insanely Cabled Tank Top.  Fingering weight yarn on size 2 needles -- needless to say, this has been a WIP for many weeks now.

I hope the pics come through okay...
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