Ha! And you all thought I wasn't getting any knitting done just because I wasn't blogging! Oh, ye of little faith! We had plenty of car time with Jeremy here so I was able to finish the Must Have before we went down to the Alps so I could get some cool pics. Don't mind the 'do. Just look at the sweater and mountains. My hairdresser is moving (story of my life) and you have no idea what it's like to find a good hairdresser in Germany that speaks English well enough that you feel totally safe with your hair in their hands. But I digress...
Wanna see something funny? Just "met" another Army-wife-knit-blogger here in Germany today and she went down to the Edelwiess a few weeks ago. I had to laugh when I saw that Allena took a picture from almost the same exact spot right out in front of the hotel! lol. Check it out: Star Knits
It really is a small world. Now I gotta find out where she found that Phildar store!! C'mon, Allena, fess up!!
The color in the picture of the front is accurate. The one of the back is all washed out but it's a good close-up.
So, my first real cable sweater is finished and it didn't take me two years to do. I've done simple cables before but nothing like this. Well... I did the Cables 101 Vest a few years back, but that was easy compared to the Must Have. Dan's been asking for a cabled sweater for years and now I have no excuse. Dangnargit. Just shot myself in the foot.
Haven't really decided on the next project yet. I think I've become a one project girl. I seem to get more done that way. I need to do a few baby gifts and the next adult sweater is Dan's. I think it's going to be this one. It's Sirdar 8313 that I picked up at John Lewis in Glasgow. God, I loved going through all those pattern books. I love Sirdar and Patons patterns and they were in abundance there. Very manly man sweater. Actually.... now that I look at it, lol, it kind of reminds me of an Army uniform sweater. LOL. Greeeaaat.
It calls for DK and I'm using Elann Highland Wool (of course) in about the same color, so I'll have to do some tweaking. No biggie. Weird pattern though. It starts out with about 50 more stitches that you reduce at the end of the 3x3 ribbing. I don't think I've ever seen that before so I'm a little nervous. Sound weird to anyone else?