Swedish Knitblogger who loves spinning, knitting, dyeing and yarn. I will do some other roundabouts about life too.
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.