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Ravelympics Wrap-Up: Bringing the Pain September 9, 2008

Filed under: Elsewhere!,Knitting,mission complida — reichenbachfalls @ 3:13 am

Cable Sweater 1

Originally uploaded by marcelory

My Knitting Olympics project is long done, but I only just now took the photo.

I knit this sweater:

— on my couch
— in the car on the way to vacation
— on the 5 South
— at rest stops
— in San Pedro
— in Orange County traffic
— until I ran out of yarn.


So I almost finished before the Olympics, but then my yarn betrayed me. Webs is a superhero though, and the yarn arrived the day after the closing ceremonies, allowing me to power through.

Some might think I did not knit the hood because I was so tired of knitting the sweater. FALSE. I decided that I never actually use the hoods that come with hoodies, so there.

Yarn: Malabrigo Chunky in Lettuce, my favorite yarn in my favorite shade
Pattern: Hooded Pullover from Vogue Knitting Fall 2008
Size: Small, but only because I am so short. It’s a pretty huge sweater.
First Mod: I continued the cabling for another repeat on the sleeves because I liked the look COUGH forgot to stop COUGH
Second Mod: Added short rows to raise the back of the neck.

Verdict: Not bad for a first adult sweater. I have learned my lesson on several fronts.

I am trying to look fierce, but apparently I look like I just accidentally kicked a puppy

I am trying to look fierce, but apparently I look like I just accidentally kicked a puppy

1) Swatch better. Lazy swatching (you know, that 1 inch by 1 inch square kind of nonsense) resulted in a huge sweater.

2) Measure my body.

3) Pay attention to how much yarn you have, especially before leaving on vacation.

4) I almost died finishing this in two weeks. But now I have a sweater for the end of Fall Semester, when the wind and rain roar over SFSU and I perish of hypothermia!

Yay me.