Swedish Knitblogger who loves spinning, knitting, dyeing and yarn. I will do some other roundabouts about life too.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
FO- Jaeger Aran Tweed Cabled Sweater
In 2007 the wonderful Cabled sweater looked like this west. You can easily see how the "simple cables" moved into some more advanced to form a great V-neck. It has been waiting since 2004 when the body was knitted - twice. NOW it is finally a FO. After only a week (!) of intense knitting - two sleeves got done - and I have now a new favourite in my closet. I just had a small cable - like the bottom part, running down the sleeve. (Unfortunately the picture really does not show it as well.) But I have a bad cold so Im not taking any pictures this weekend. Now, I have done the bottom part once - so I have an extra "body". It was way too tight. Im thankful for this sweater, since it taught me a valuable lesson - cables do definitely mess up the gauge. And this was very much "contracting". anyhow. Im soo pleased with this invention. Not only did I explore cables. I also got a great size and fit sweater in a favourite yarn Jaeger Aran Tweed. Yummy yarn. Strongly recommended. Heavy - fat and a great quality. It has already been test-used ... In Athlone- Ireland where I was this week with work. It is warm. REALLY warm. But feels good. And no pilling. Great. Just great. It is perfect when it is drafty and chilly. Yes I know.. I should dedicate this post to Mary who nominated me for this blog award. I mean - Im not sure about chain-letters. Im a "dead end".. But I must admit Im flattered of Mary's kind words. Hard contemplating what are my fav 6 blogs? Being such a surfer that is almost impossible - but some I check more regulrarly, that is for sure.. Having "return capabilities" being interesting and new - and gives a hint of what is in: I guess, HPNYKnits will cause a loop, but she and Mary are definitely on my top. Then Im such a fan of Marina and her goals. She is the expert I awe.If there is a Knitting nobel prize Marina is a candidate. If anyone wants to keep up with the Swedish happenings and trends- my near neighbour in Älvsjö Maria's blog has quickly become the in place to be. Familiar faces, colours, and lots of new stuff. Then I must admit Im a always paying tribute to my friends: Zoë, Milly, Heidi, Gail, Barbro, Marianne, BertandFelix, Helen, Anna, Agneta, Johanna, Eva and ....you get the point? I cannot even count to 6 and I SURE have forgotten many dear and great bloggers I do check out over and over. Im pushing myself to blogg every weekend, and Im deeply worried to become "boring" here so I try to stay focused... but you really do find me in Ravelry. The "home-page" there gives a great overview of FO's. If you are a knitter, there is no better place to be. And I know it is Valentines day. Sue - I would say my dearest knitter pen-pal friend - WITHOUT a blog - I wish you - the knitting world (including all above and all not mentioned) -my dearest hubby, friends, other blogpals, ravelry addicters and family (and the occasional work stalker ;-) - many lovely feelings and happy thoughts. If you cannot forgive and forget, get in touch with love. Hugs... and PS. I have NO trouble to knit up Plötulopi...Cakes are a piece of cake!