I’ll just never blog. I sometimes come up with blog posts in my head, but just never write them down. I guess thinking about it feels ‘done’ to me. I’ve also just been slacking, doing some boring stockinette knitting that I’ll show later, sneaking in a trip to nyc for a couple of days, and dreading the upcoming warm weather. what I haven’t had a chance to do is get a proper photo of my finished 28thirty.
yarn: debbie bliss pure cashmere, duck egg (04, sometimes “light blue”)
needles: 5 mm, 24″ and dpn’s
buttons: seven from albert zoll
date started: 2.14.08
date finished: 3.12.08
sorry for the lousy pic, but I’ve been too busy wearing the sweater to bother blocking it (gasp!!). oh and yesterday was about 75 degrees and I started sweating as soon as I put the damn thing on.
let’s see what I can remember a month later! I obviously love the finished sweater since it’s been a wardrobe staple since binding off, but this doesn’t mean it was an error free knit. first things first, I changed the side the button band to match the pattern image instead of the written pattern, changed the buttonholes to k1, ssk, double yo, k2tog, k1, and used mirrored decreases for the shaping. no biggies really. I got into trouble when I started on the sleeves, when I somehow I entered a math black hole.
I think I shed a tear or two when weaving in alllllll those ends. housekeeping was wondering why I wasn’t leaving the room (they even called!) while I was sewing the buttons and wondering how many hanks I actually used. I’m going to say at least 18 but probably 20 or 21. want to know a little secret? I didn’t weave in the ends in the sleeves. yeah, at that point I just wanted to wear it already! the yarn is super warm and it’s soft (as cashmere should be) but I still love the laines du nord I used before more. I found the lnd to be lighter in feel (it has a different type of plying) and a bit softer. I also thought the db cashmere had more guard hairs in it that should’ve been cleaned out. but, obviously, this hasn’t stopped me from constantly wearing this for the last month.