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October 27, 2007

From Susan — Humbled by Response

Filed under: Lyra by Niebling,Plisse,Roslin Fair Isle Hoodie — lv2knit @ 10:02 am

Well, what can I say?  Your response to our little hoodie is overwhelming!  Since the math work falls to me (Sally did the knitting, and I did the number crunching), I will try to write up some additional sizes.  It is that huge mental effort that stopped us in our tracks before.  We shall see! 😉

As I reread our post, I realized it sounded more than a little braggy.  Let me explain. Sally and I wrote the post as co-authors: she wrote the parts about my contribution, and I wrote about hers.  The post sounds braggy but we are really just bursting with pride for the other Rainey Sister!  🙂

I have been working on Lyra day by day.  I am (drum roll) on Round #100!!!!!!!!!!!! Woo Hoo! 🙂 Out of 180 :(  I am no where near halfway done — because of the circle thing.  Oh well.  I am almost done with the third set of leaves and have started the “tulips” (if that is what they are).

Lyra10-26-07.jpg picture by lv2knit

My take along knitting is Plisse.  It is at a very strange looking stage.  If asked, “What are you making?” no one would ever believe a sweater:

10-26-07Progress.jpg picture by lv2knit

The teal section is what I have on the needles right now.  Once all of the white is filled in with knitting (quite a while from now, if my current rate of speed is any indication), then I will pick up the peplum and work down.

I won a prize at the Shop Hop two weeks ago from Coldwater Collaborative, so I feel the need to go to a yarn store!!


  1. I didn’t read that at all!! Anyway the two of you should be proud of yourselves and each other. The pattern is marvelous.

    Congrats on the prize. Maybe we should takes bets on whether you come home with more than that! Come on, don’t let me down 😉

    Comment by Marina — October 27, 2007 @ 12:35 pm

  2. Oh, please, please share (and size up) the pattern!!! BTW, you didn’t sound braggy and I admire both of your talents. I just finished a sweater (adaptation of an old 60’s pattern) today, and I would love yours as a new project. Thanks for also sharing Lyra progress.

    Comment by Astrid — October 27, 2007 @ 2:30 pm

  3. I don’t think the post is braggy at all! And that is a good plan, that each writes about the other. That way you will give credit where credit is due, rather than writing about yourself and downplaying it!

    Comment by Lee — October 27, 2007 @ 10:57 pm

  4. Can’t wait to purchase your lovely purple hooded sweater pattern! And your Lyra progress is truly inspiring. Where or where do you get all the time to knit all these beautiful items?? I envy you!

    Comment by gail — October 27, 2007 @ 11:52 pm

  5. Beyond NOT braggy girls! Come on … you are wayyyyyyy too low key when it comes to your talents…
    You are both incredibly talented knitters ~ not only is your knitting beautiful and inspiring (for some reason you make it all seem do-a-ble), but you are both kind enough to take the time to explain, guide, assist, and help cyber-friends who you’ve never met and most likely never will.
    Please take a much deserved bow for your fabulous hoodie 🙂

    Comment by Michelle — October 28, 2007 @ 9:33 am

  6. Susan- You guys have every right to toot your horns-
    it’s a lovely design-

    I told you that months ago!

    Comment by Lorraine — October 28, 2007 @ 1:12 pm

  7. Yay! You girls didn’t sound braggy at all, perhaps I was too busy admiring the sweater 😉 Lyra is so pretty and you’re more than halfway done!

    Comment by Carol — October 28, 2007 @ 7:38 pm

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