Like The Queen
Whatever happens to strike my fancy, but surely some sort of fiber content.


Hi Bess,

The photo is very Ali McGraw/Love Story-ish, isn't it?! But a yoke sweater with the body pattern would be great. What about the yoke pattern? Would you do repeats of the pattern in the photo?



By Anonymous Marg in Calgary, at 8:42 AM  

Love the yarn, and I think you will, too. How much wear-and-tear does a sweater get, anyway? Maybe a little bit of pilling under the arms? It's not like it's socks, right? Love the sweater design, and I agree that set-in sleeves or a yoke would be nice, too.

By Blogger Mary, at 1:23 PM  

That sweater and the other one that's on that page have been favorites of mine for a ver long time. Will I ever knit them? Probably not. Well not this coming year.

It's not raining here but we do have some pretty strong winds, and crowds of people lining up for tomorrow's Rose Parade. That means lots of noise tonight. Patrick will be a wreck.

By Blogger Larry, at 8:21 AM  

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Sunday, December 30, 2007  

Oh my friends
I wish I'd found this site earlier in December! What a hoot.
Having written letters to a bunch of friends this morning, I'm a bit written out right now, but never fear. I can always dredge up a few more words to sprinkle onto a blog post. Especially when they are words about knitting photos. That reddish yarn swatch on yesterday's post is really a deep greyish green. Of course, we all know that red goes into making green so evidently there was a little blue filtering going on so only red showed up in the photo. Here's a better photo of it but I still didn't get the color right.

Anyway – I completed the swatch. I'm going to measure it. Then I'm going to try to rough it up as hard as I can – really mistreat that swatch – and see how quickly it shows wear. This is Austerman's Merino Stretch – a yarn has sold a lot of at a very cheap price. It's a blend of merino and acrylic and it is way stretchy. I think it shows these knit/purl stitches simply beautifully but rumor on Ravelry has it that it doesn't wear well. It gets shabby looking fast. If it turns out the yarn does wear badly, I'll probably just make a scarf out of it and buy something else to knit the body of my adaptation of this sweater: The inspiration

I'm really ready to knit a sweater for me. I really don't want to buy more yarn. I really don't have anything else that would work in this sweater. If the merino stretch falls apart on me, I'll have to search my stash for another sweater to knit.

Well – isn't that just the way life is? The best that can happen is that I get to knit this sweater with this yarn. The worst is that I get to knit a different sweater with different yarn. Not much difference, is there? Life is really that good!

Hugs to you all.

posted by Bess | 8:35 AM