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Sunday, January 25, 2009

FO Brother Lopi and FO Bergå Sweater!

OK, I did not get my brother to pose in the Sweater and hat for his 50th birthday - but I did it before.... and it was given away last weekend. It is 3-threads of Plötulopi (förgarn) wind together, and the pattern is from Lopi nr 12, which I did rework the colourscheme totally to fit his wishes. The sleeves and neck has a Debbie Bliss Silk-alpaca coating (I still remember his anti-itch approach)... But he claimed this will be ok on top of 3 other sweaters to keep warm in his old schoolhouse up north (Käckelbäcksmon).. It is only 12 C inside, so he will need it. It is hard to heat big artists houses ;-) The snow was sure coating the place! Well, so this week I have been good, trying to do the what I do not want to and that is sleeves. So I started easy! Very easy, with the Bergå sweater, that I have used as a west for more than 5 years. The yarn (Bergå) was bought at Tällberg around 88. And is actually one-thread (but it was claimed to be two....) so something is not right. It is super-thin, and super light. And REALLY brown. I like it, even If it is a bit to high in the waistline. I have been working on the sleeves - and actually got a bit of help sometime ago when my mother-in-law had the knitting itch.... so she did at least a big chunk of them... So the Bergå now are finally finished (the sleeves completed this weekend) and assembled. I'm still contemplating if I should do some cool embellishments on it - I still have white yarn of the same quality. So, Bergå will be a staple in my wardrobe.. Plain, light and great to wear, but very silent. Btw, we had to use the flash outside - midday - and the picture is STILL a bit blurry - Do you think we need some sunshine here? I do. So, should I have it plain or splurge into decoration? Give me your thoughts! Please! Well, It was freezing outside, so pulling the sweater down is great... I guess that is a different way of saying I need to wash and stretch it, pin it... but I just HAD to show you. So - by this Ihave finished TWO sweaters for the 2009 KAL "Sweater a month"... Good to be ahead.

4 comments:

HPNY Knits said...

great sweaters. the Lopi is gorgeous!

Milly said...

Both sweaters are wonderful. Your brothers sweater is quite lovely. I'm sure he will enjoy it. It sounds very cold where he lives!

Sue (in Virginia) said...

Gorgeous Lopi!!!! Mine next??? :)

gail said...

I am very impressed with the Lopi and the colors. great work. Your silent sweater is also very nice--and necessary to have a quiet sweater in one's wardrobe!