Knitting, Dogs and Life on the High Plains

Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Have You Seen This Sweater?

If you are a regular around knitting blog land, you probably have.



It's from a Japanese book called New Styles of Heirloom Knitting and it's one of the hottest knits around these days. Cara started a knitalong and almost against my will I've joined.

What do I mean by that?

Well, almost a month ago, on the Montreal Knits blog, I came across mention of the book along with pictures of some of the other projects in it. While I liked The Sweater, I LOVED some of the other stuff in it, especially the white lace shawl. So I ordered the book from YesAsia.com.

It came last week. It is a GORGEOUS book. If someone forced me to knit every single thing in it I wouldn't be upset :) And as I said earlier I was really taken with some of the other projects in the book, more so than The Sweater. The folks at XRX and Interweave should go study with a Japanese knit publication for awhile. Really.

And the white lace shawl, along with a a white guernsey style sweater were still my favorites.

But then it happened. I started dreaming about The Sweater. I'd wake up shaking it out of my head. Why is The Sweater obsessing me? Why is my subconcious compelling me to knit it??

I have no idea, but I've given in to it's siren song.

I asked Cara to let me join her knitalong and I'm swatching some Rowan Magpie Aran that was in my stash. Since I can't buy any new yarn because of my self imposed yarn restriction, I sure hope I get gauge or I'm afraid there will be a lot of sleepless nights ahead!



Meanwhile....

The knitting is complete on the Pineapple Jacket and seaming has begun.

One cuff is complete on the Standing in the Shadow of Love socks.

And I have started and ripped out and restarted the border on Violets by the River.


Anne at 3:47 PM        
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on the needles
30. Fletcher
Noro Transitions


29. Rosedale
Patons SWS


28. Forecast
Cascade Quatro


27. Lady Eleanor (again)
Patons SWS


26. Marble Shawl Collar Sweater
Karabella Marble


25. Serrano
Dale Baby Ull


24. Tamarah
Artyarns Regal Silk, Silk Mohair


23. Apricot(Plum) Jacket
DB Cashmerino Chunky


22. Rusted Root
BS Cotton Fleece


21. Not So Shrunken Cardigan
Lavold Sily Wool


20. Sizzle
Nashua Kim


19. Hanging Garden Stole
KP Alpaca Cloud


18. Log Cabin Blanket
Cascade Pima Tencel


17. Mystery Stole 2
Crazy Monkey Lace



16. Petticoat Sallops
Opal Petticoat


15. CeCe
Lambspun Silk



14. Hyrna Herborgar
Silk for Life



13. Sea Foam Shawl
LaLana Phat Silk


12. Diamond Fantasy Shawl
CTH Possum Lace



11. Evergreen Cardi
Malabrigo


10. Mystery Shawl 3
Zephyr



9. Jaywalkers
LL Shepherd Sock



8. Pi @ Sunrise Shawl
Crazy Monkey Lace



7. Follow the Leader Aran
BS Naturespun Worsted


6. Peacock Feathers
HaindPaintedYarn.com lace


5. Kiri Shawl
Rowan Kidsilk Haze



4. Sampler Shawl
Starmore Campion


3. Highland Triangle Shawl
America's Alpaca


2. Leaf Lace Shawl
Misti Alpaca Lace


1. Total Maze Cardigan
Araucania Nature Wool




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finished in 2006
1/21 - Shadow of Love Socks
1/31 - Pineapple Jacket
2/5 - Smokin' Blueberry Socks
2/7 - Angora Fingerless Mitts
3/9 - Neopolitan Socks
3/18 - Summer Scallop Socks
3/30 - Spectrum: Red & Pink
4/2 - Felted Clogs
4/15 - Violets by the River
5/3 - Felted Hedgehog
5/6 - Felted B-4 Bag
6/15 - Pomatomus Socks
7/1 - Snapdragon Socks
9/11 - Simple Knitted Bodice
9/13 - White,Biscuit,Cream Shawl
9/14 - Something Lilac
10/4 - Cabbage Rose Socks
10/29 - Neck Warmer
11/15 - Lady Eleanor

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finished in 2005
1/21 - Seascape Shawl
2/12 - Wool Peddler's Shawl
3/21 - Fir Cone Square Shawl
3/25 - Misty Garden Scarf
4/7 - Obi
4/30 - Truly Tasha's Shawl
5/19 - Ivy
6/19 - Tasha II Shawl
7/13 - Cherry Blossom Shawl
7/26 - Mom's Birthday Shawl
8/9 - Birch Shawl
8/28 - Mystery Shawl
10/4 - Herbal Remedy
10/5 - Rosy Fingered Dawn
11/18 - Mystery Shawl 2
12/6 - Ostrich Plumes Triangle
12/26 - In The Dark Socks
12/29 - Red, Red, RED! Scarf

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