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February 1, 2007
Big Sven Sveater and Spectral Plans

Well this went fast!! I even got a nice sunny morning to take a picture....

Big Sven Sveater

Pattern: The Big Sven Sveater by Cottage Creations
Yarn: Briggs and Little Heritage -2 skeins Grape Heather and small amounts of Light Gray, Dark Maroon and Peacock
Needles: Denise circulars sizes 6 and 8 in various lengths
Size: My gauge was 4 sts/inch instead of the 4.5 suggested in the pattern SO.... I knit the smallest size (2) in diameter, but followed vertical directions for between sizes 4 and 6 and came up with a perfect size 5 sweater (26" around for a 24" chest measurement)
Dulaan Project Sweater #2

This sweater knits up quickly in the round from bottom up, with sleeves attached along the way. Just when I started to get tired of grape heather stockinette, I was rewarded with the beautiful yoke pattern. There is even a little short row shaping for the back/shoulders and a great stretchy neck for a perfect fit(although I don't have a 5 year old to try it on. but it sure LOOKS like it will fit!).....and almost NO finishing. Kitchenered underarms and a few ends to weave in and VOILA!!

project spectrum PLANS for February and March

I realize I will have NO difficulty with these colors. I love blue/gray/white and have plenty in the stash! I am writing my agenda down so I can refer back if I get lost.

1. I will finish some WIPs namely my Blue Tweed Cardigan and Gray Troubador Mittens. The sweater needs 1 1/2 sleeves and the mittens got stalled at the cuff.

tweed sweater troubador mittens

2. I found the perfect stash sock yarn (Fortissima Colori Socka Color #9095) that has all 3 colors and started some plain socks last night.

Fortissima socks

3. I will make a blue and white hat (haven't decided which one yet)from Hat's On by Charlene Schurch.

4. I will make one of the Nancy Bush (KOTR or Vintage Socks) KAL socks for Feb/March in one of the spectrum colors.

anything else is gravy!

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