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April 9, 2007

From Susan — Worried, Who Me?

Filed under: Eris Cardigan — lv2knit @ 10:33 am

I’ve been knitting on Eris because I am still waiting ever so patiently for my peacock yarn (she says nervously, knowing that everyone knows she has NOT been patient at all), and was getting a little worried that I had over-compensated for the uptake needed on the collar.  I added my 5-stitch i-cord edge after the fact, and it looks WAY too tight here in its natural state:


Had I gotten carried away, as usual?

So, I placed Eris on Lettie to get a better idea of how it will look on a person and it is fine, even unblocked as it is: 


And the back view:


So I’m less worried and therefore more apt to finish this sucker!  Now I can sit by the window waiting for the mail to arrive ;).

PS — Tyna asked about the pattern:  It can be purchased on-line on The Girl From Auntie’s website.


  1. The sweater looks great! With all of this cold weather I have finished working the pieces of my Ribbi Cardi and might
    actually get it together before the weather warms up!

    Comment by Connie — April 9, 2007 @ 12:26 pm

  2. Susan- I think you’ve done a great job, and I’m sure Jenna would approve of your color choice- she likes
    shades of green, and the original Rogue was not unlike yours.

    I don’t think the post office appreciates the seriousness of this situation.

    Comment by Lorraine — April 9, 2007 @ 1:06 pm

  3. As Lorraine mentions, the post office has no clue how serious it is to be waiting for that yarn. On the other hand, Lettie sure looks good in that sweater.

    Comment by Gale — April 9, 2007 @ 2:10 pm

  4. From Susan — I agree: they need to have some kind of special delivery or notification system for yarn deliveries. This must go under the heading of cruel and unusual!  And Lettie feels absolutely naked without a sweater on!

    Comment by lv2knit — April 9, 2007 @ 2:35 pm

  5. Exquisite! You know that yarn won’t come until you’ve finished Eris, right? It’s a Sign. The yarn gods have spoken through the US Mail. Do not trifle with them. 😉

    Comment by Romi — April 9, 2007 @ 4:04 pm

  6. Eris sure looks great on Lettie. I hope she’ll let you wear it sometime. I hope the yarn for Peacock Feathers arrives soon.

    Comment by Melanie — April 9, 2007 @ 6:02 pm

  7. The yarn will come when you finish Eris. I can feel it. :-> Besides, you’ll feel *so* much better when it’s finished!

    Comment by Romi — April 9, 2007 @ 8:28 pm

  8. Eris looks lovely! I never really know about an edging until it’s on an actual body (or facsimile thereof).

    Comment by Ruth — April 9, 2007 @ 10:01 pm

  9. Eris looks great! It’s one of my favourite sweaters. Not that you need it, but I have a zipper tutorial using that sweater as the model:

    Comment by Steph — April 10, 2007 @ 11:30 am

  10. I’ve just found your website and I’m SO impressed. I’m now reading through your posts and really enjoying your projects and the posts. You knit the kind of sweaters that I love. How nice to see people who are knitting challenging, finely detailed sweaters that are timeless. I’ve added your blog to my Links page and I’ll be back regularly. Thanks for sharing your knitting with this avid knitter.

    Comment by Joanne — April 10, 2007 @ 8:48 pm

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