Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Holidays are Upon Us

We're doing a bit of adjusting to our usual holiday routine.  I'm pretty sure Dave is just as tired of all the driving as I am of all the riding.  We'll be making the trip to the In-Laws' and Daughter in Law next weekend.  So we got to spend Christmas here! YAY!!!!

I did remember a few moments ago that this is supposed to be primarily a knitting blog.  So how about some knitting, right?! Get over the holidays and get to knitting girl!

So let me introduce my Husband Dave in his Christmas Sweater:
A nice wool sweater that can be worn around the house or at work.  The book I knitted it from is the Knitter's Book of Handy Sweater Patterns:
The whole sweater took me about 3 weeks of nightly knitting to complete on size 10 1/2 needles. It's knitted from the bottom up raglan style. The yarn is Paton's Classic Wool in a deep olive color.  Actually it's leftover  yarn from my Gloucester Coat. I'm never going to finish that stupid thing, so I might as well repurpose the yarn. 
The pattern is a drifting rib pattern that is also in the book.  It goes a little like this:

Row 1. Knit
Row 2. K3, p1 - repeat
Row 3. Knit
Row 4. K1, p1 - repeat

After a few dozen rows you can tell what row you're working on.  The trick was to keep the pattern going after attaching the arms, doing decreases and shifting the row start to the center front.  Knitting it went swiftly, and I swear was inspired by God.  I NEVER can bring myself to knit a sweater; I've got 2 of them that are marinating in my stash for years. This one was knocked out in less than a month. 

Well, a Merry Christmas to All, Happy Holidays to my Non-Christian Friends (Yes, I do have a few) and to all others: Keep Warm, Keep Safe, and Keep Knitting! 

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