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Finished SW sweater

So here it is guys. My first sweater using circular needles.

I'm realy happy with the results. I used a chunky wool using 4mm needles for the ribbing and 5 mm for the body and sleeves. I used the fitted sleeves and the raglan seamline A.

If there is anyone out there who hasn't yet got the Jaquelin Fee book "Sweater Workshop" its a must for everyones collection. I found the instructions very user friendly and easy to understand, even the maths!

The best thing about it is actually fits. None of this reading pages and  pages of difficult to decipher pattern, then to discover the neck is the wrong shape, or the sleeves feel to tight. Just a few simple sums and hey presto.

Finishing the hat

Switching to dpn

I started a hat. And I got bored with it. And I decided I wasn't going to make it the way I originally thought, and for the person I originally intended. But I figured I *had* to finish it, and since I was more or less making up my own pattern (gulp!), I had no idea it would be so hard to decrease a ribbed hat. This was my first project knitting in the round, and I used both circular needles and double-pointed needles.

Musical Offering

Last night my partner and I went to the Sydney Opera House to see the US singer Dianne Reeves in a tribute to Sarah Vaughan. As well as her own trio of musicians, she was accompanied by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. What a fabulous night. She sang in the film "Good Night, and Good Luck" which I didn't see.

Aladdin's Carpet

well - a while back I joined the yahoo group for the Mystery Stole #2 from Melanie at PinkLemonTwist. (she also wrote the pattern for Leda's Dream that I finished recently - well, my version of it anyway)

As usual I used a different yarn and a different sized needle - so I truncated the pattern by about 150 rows or so. 8 foot long is really sufficient.

since I really can't call the result 'Scheherazade' since it it only BASED on 'Scheherazade', I'm calling it Aladdin's Carpet.

I used US #8 needles (5mm) and jaggerspun heather 2/8 yarn in 'burgandy'. will try for some pictures tonight or tomorrow. Got to get it blocked as it is a wedding gift for Saturday morning. (Not that I work under pressure or cut deadlines close!)

Adapted vintage pattern ribbed tri-color sweater

I used a vintage 60s pattern for sizing and shaping of this "boat-neck" sweater, but added the ribbing and tri-color from a contemporary French pattern. It fits perfectly and is a Plymouth Encore wool blend. My only regret is not having used a "better" wool yarn for the project. Hope you like it.

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