Sunday, March 22, 2009

Knitting Sweaters

Lately I've been obsessed with all the sweaters I'm "going to" make. I think part of this is being at the new yarny job and seeing all my coworkers in their beautiful sweaters. I only have 2 that I'm really wearing...

Well, as I said before, I started my next Noro sweater - a hoodie from the Jenny Watson Noro Collection Book 3. I haven't had a lot of time to work on it, but I did manage to finish the ribbing on the front and split for the pocket.


It's not totally obvious in the picture, but that cord you see is the stitches held for the pocket, and there are a few rows (the turquoise ones) knit beyond it on the body of the sweater. I've gotten most of the "hard" part done for the body, so now I just have to crank out another 47 rows of stockinette watching TV and then knit and attach the pocket.

Of course I had my talk with myself beforehand about how I wouldn't get obsessed with the stripes and how they don't match and how Noro has a tendency to have a knot tied to a completely different color.... and good thing I did because about three inches in I hit my first knot. Which was, of course, tied to a totally different color.

Last night I even swatched for another sweater.


I got this yarn (Louisa Harding Kashmir DK) a long time to make a different sweater, but that just didn't happen. Then I got awesome star buttons and some similarly-colored wool and wanted to make Cherie, but it wasn't going to work. Then I decided the wool would make a great Central Park Hoodie, but I still wanted to make a sweater to use the buttons. Well, MJ showed me Jemima the other day - which I thought might work with this yarn, and has the required buttons. And so I swatched and... it does!

And then... I made plans for yet another sweater. I decided that the next thing I spin from my Rhinebeck fleece will be yarn for most of that sweater from Spin to Knit. I'll use Kureyon #40 for the yoke, which I'm going to end above where the sleeves join to avoid a line across the bust. (Hey, does that mean I can count it as one of my promised 14 Noro sweaters?)

Plus there's the Ribby Cardi that's around here somewhere with about 4 inches knitted...

Don't worry, there are still socks going too. :)

Listening to: Kissing the Lipless ~ The Shins, Anchor ~ Cave In



Anonymous MJ said...

You've bitten by sweater-bug.

Actually, I take it back - that's a pretty gross analogy.

But good to see that you're now knitting non-socks :)

Psssssst - you forgot to mention coachella! ;)

8:33 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

*sniff* cheating on your sock knitting...

12:08 PM  
Blogger ~RaenWa~ said...

I can't wait to see all these goregous sweaters you are talking about knitting I am sure they will be as goregous as your socks you have made.

10:54 PM  

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    A quest to use sock yarns:

    Yarns I've had:
    * means I really liked it

    4-ply Soft
    A Piece of Vermont*
    Artyarns Supermerino*
    Austermann Step
    BMFA Sock Candy*
    Black Bunny Fibers*
    Brown Sheep Naturespun Sport
    Chinese Mystery sock yarn
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    Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock*
    Macek Designs
    Magic Stripes
    Mega Boots Stretch
    Nature's Palette
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    Panda Cotton
    Paton's Kroy*
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    Regia Bamboo*
    Regia Cotton
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    Ruby Sapphire
    Socks That Rock*
    Star (Classic Elite)
    Stitch Jones
    Sunshine Yarns*
    Three Fates Cauldron Sock*
    Wool Ease
    Yarn Pirate*

    In Progress:

    Perchance to Knit
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    All Things Heather
    Ancient Threads
    Apple Laine
    Araucania Ranco
    Artyarns Ultramerino
    Autumn House Farm
    Baby Ull
    Ball and Skein
    Baywood Yarns
    Bearfoot (Mountain Colors)
    Briar Rose Fibers
    Brooklyn Handspun
    Cavyshops Handpaint
    C*eye*ber Fiber
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    Done Roving
    Dream in Color
    Duet (A Swell Yarn Shop)
    Dye Dreams
    Ellen's Half Pint Farm
    End of the World Farm
    Fashion Trend Sportivo
    The Fiber Denn
    Fleece Artist
    The Flock Bransonas
    French Hill Farm
    Froehlich Blauband
    Gjestal Silja
    Great Adirondack Soxie
    Greenwood Fiberworks
    Jaeger Matchmaker
    Jarbo Mini Raggi
    Jawoll Cotton
    Just Our Yarn
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    Kona Superwash
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    Louet Gems Pearl
    Mama Llama
    Merlin the Cat
    Meilenweit Cotton
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    Mirasol Hacho
    Misty Mountain Farm
    The Natural Dye Studio
    Neighborhood Fiber Company
    Over the Rainbow Twinkletoes
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    Prism Saki
    Pucker Brush Farm
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    Reynolds Swizzle
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    Royale Hare
    Roz Houseknecht
    Schaefer Anne
    Scout's Swag
    Sheep Shop Wensleydale
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    Sockenwolle Unipo
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    Wisdom Yarns Marathon
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    The Woolen Rabbit
    Yarn Botanika Radiance
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    Zen Yarn Garden

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