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January 24, 2008
2 Things

1st the good thing...

This toddler sweater is made from a pattern I ripped out of some (unknown now) magazine before 1981 when I had my 1st baby - I knit it for him - LOVED it and saved the now yellowed, ripped, ancient single page - there is not even a designer written on it - it's just called "Norse Pullover", so I have no idea who to thank for this simple beautiful pattern. (I've made 5 of them in my knitting life) . This one is for the CIC sweater challenge.

Norse Pullover

The body and sleeves are knit in the round and joined for the patterned yoke - easy as can be. The only finishing is grafting the underarms! I love this little sweater and hope it will keep a child nice and warm!

Edit: Pattern just found on Ravelry!!! (Don't you love Ravelry?) It was from a McCall's Magazine in 1973 called "McCall's Makes It Just for Baby" - No designer listed.

norse pullover Pattern: Norse Pullover (Ravelry link)
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes - 3 skeins Sapphire Heather, 20 gms Firecracker Heather and a small amount of Elann Peruvian Highland Wool #282
Needles: US 8 Denise circular (various length cords)
Size: 3 (chest 24")

And now for thing 2.... not so good!

If you've been astute, you may have noticed that my knitting production line is slowing down - there is a real possibility that it is soon going to come to a screeching halt! I fell awhile back and injured my shoulder which has now developed into a huge mess (impingement, torn, frozen, surgery) - are some of the words I've heard - I go to a specialist on Monday and will be more informed at that point. The bottom line is that the repetitive motion of knitting is aggravating it to the point where I can't even knit a few rows without pain. I'm fully expecting the orthopedic doctor to say STOP KNITTING when I go on Monday. I can't believe this is happening!

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