Archive for October, 2008

Night of the Living Dead

October 31, 2008

I kind of feel like the living dead.  Been super busy, started a new job, which I LOVE.  It’s a non profit that brings arts back into the public schools.  The job is extremely rewarding and the kids (for the most part) are awesome.  I’m amazed by some of them and their level of abilities and talent.  Unfortunately with all the other stuff I do, life doesn’t seem to leave much time for knitting.  I am working (very slowly) on the Apres Surf Hoodie in red (surprise.)

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Gathered Pullover

October 3, 2008

Gathered Pullover

Pattern Source:  Interweave Knits Winter 2007 or Knitting Daily

Yarn:  Henry’s Attic Peruvian Tweed

Needles: #6 US Knit Picks Options Circulars

Size: 32″

I love this sweater so much.  I fell in love with the colors in this yarn about 1.5 years ago.  I used some of it to make a scarf for a friend but because this yarn comes in 600 yd hanks, I had a ton left over on top of which because I love it so much I had bought a second hank.  I only used about 1.25 skeins of yarn.  I went down two needle sizes because I prefer fitted garments, I also added waist shaping – 4 decreases/4 increases.  This pattern was extremely easy and quick, I love the simplicity and though there is a cable motif, even that was simple.  I can’t say enough about this sweater, I love it, and my husband insists that this sweater is my best yet!  It’s definitely going to get a lot of wear this winter and winters to come.