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jared flood

Brownstone

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I swear my husband is NOT posing in this picture. He was just wondering where whatever he was looking for would be. That happens a lot around here. I keep putting things away, then forget where I put them, and then when my husband asks where certain things are, I shrug, he gets frustrated.

Cast On Date: November 2, 2011

Finish Date: November 11, 2011

Pattern: Brownstone by Jared Flood (a.k.a. BrooklynTweed)

Needles: US 6, 7, 8 just as suggested by the pattern.

I swatched and cast on for this sweater on the 2nd, in my own celebration of NaKniSweMo (National Knit a Sweater Month). I knit like crazy the first two days, and finished the body before boarding the plane to go to Atlanta on November 4. I finished both sleeves while I was in Atlanta for 48 hours, and when I came home, I joined for the yoke. Want to see what happens to your finger when you knit like that?

Ignore the scabby part; that was from something else. I was really clumsy with a pen (ouch..) but look at the red part! That's where the yarn goes because I knit continental. And that red is NOT from the yarn dye; the next day, I woke up with a pink rough patch. Even today, it sort of feels like a burned skin.

Keep in mind, this sweater has not been blocked yet. It fits beautifully on him and he likes it (he actually wanted the shawl collar BIGGER, but I think this would suffice...) He hasn't taken it off since I gave it to him right after I weaved in all the ends.

On the needles now: mom's tunic vest, dad's vest, and a shawl that I started last September. :)

 

NaKniSweMo!!

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Ok, its that time of the year again.

While our literary friends over at NaWriNoMo are typing away trying to finish a novel within a month, we kniterary people are knitting a sweater this month.

Last year, I completed not one, but THREE sweaters. I don't know if I can do the same this year but I cast on for my husband's sweater last night. I am following Brownstone sweater pattern by Jared Flood.

I have been telling my husband that I'd knit him a sweater ever since we started dating. I think I should at least cast on now that I have a ring on my finger and stayed married to him for the past year or so, right????

My goal for this sweater: bind off by this weekend.

FO: Hemlock Ring Blanket

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Yarn: Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool in "Nature's Brown"

Pattern: Hemlock Ring Blanket, as adopted by Jared Flood

Modifications: Nothing. I just kept going until the end of the chart, instead of stopping at the "gold line"

I just picked up the yarn from my stash, printed out this pattern, and started knitting. It was one of those things where you didn't need any extra planning or thinking because you've always planned to do this in the back of your mind.

I got to the feather-and-fan lace part on the first day. It was a really quick knit. In fact, the whole project only took about 5 days. The binding off part was the 5th day in its entirety. Really, if I make this again, I am so doing the crochet "alternate" bind off.

this is not even fully blocked since I just couldn't find the right place to pin this down. With an extremely curious dog around the house, it's really difficult. I'm just really looking forward to using this blanket during winter season. I have a feeling this is gonna be so abused around the house.