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December 22, 2007

From Susan — A Roslin is Born!

Filed under: Lyra by Niebling,Plisse,Roslin Fair Isle Hoodie — lv2knit @ 10:32 am

I am so excited — I started my own Roslin Fair Isle Hoodie!  I have been working on a fourth Hemlock Ring Throw (how many of those do you need ;)), so my “start” is just baby steps at the moment.

RoslinHoodie12-22-07.jpg picture by lv2knit
Not much to show yet!

I opted to use a different color than the original.  My main color is Simply Shetland Purple Heather (color #239).  This is one of those fabulous colors that is a heathery blend of many colors.  It is absolutely gorgeous and a color I have loved for years!  Sally’s original Roslin is on display at The Yarnery in St. Paul because I’ll be teaching it as a class this winter.  I thought I better actually make one before teaching it to others. :) 

To the shock and amazement of my Thursday knitting peeps (NOT ;)), I am doing my Roslin a little bit differently.  I love the garter rib at the bottom of Sally’s Tangled Yoke Cardigan/Pullover, so I am going to skip the kangaroo pocket and do the garter rib at the hem and sleeves.  It is a slow go for now but should speed up once I get to the stockinette in the round. 

This will be my ‘take a long’ project and then I will get back to Lyra for my ‘at home’ knitting.  I have not forsaken you, Lyra!!  I will get Lyra done, but because it is not an item that can be worn, I feel less urgency about it.  With winter here, I chose to focus on sweaters for my workplace wardrobe. 

I also pushed the snooze button on Plisse.  It was moving along slowly, but seems more like a spring fashion, so I feel less urgency about it, too.

Last night, I did finish my Hemlock, so now I can concentrate on getting on track with Ros.  I’m going to cheat and use an old photo — this Hemmie is identical to one that I finished!

Hemlock2004.jpg picture by lv2knit

And to top it all off, there is a lovely snow falling this morning:

NewSnow12-22-07002.jpg picture by lv2knit

It will be a White Christmas this year — something that has not always happened the last few years!  I hope you are on track for the holidays.


  1. To Sally and Susan-

    Wishing you both a great holiday- Minnesota looks magical-
    and lot’s of sock monkeys in the new year.

    Thank you both for a great year of inspiration and wonderful knitting.

    Comment by Lorraine — December 22, 2007 @ 11:11 am

  2. Sorry I missed the Thursday night Knitup. Plan to pop in after the holidays, though!

    I like the heathery yarn you are using. The heather seems to make almost any garment look richer, doesn’t it?

    Comment by Kay — December 22, 2007 @ 11:34 am

  3. It is soooooooooooo easy to stay on track when no one is getting anything knitted 🙁
    not a one! ~ of course, here it comes…. “the resolution” …. Next year ALL gifts WILL BE knit with my two little hands (socks, mittens, or hats) and each will be topped with a gift card. and that will be that! Your hemlock is on my MUST do list this year as well…
    Merry Christmas ladies and Happiest of New years!

    Comment by Michelle — December 22, 2007 @ 8:26 pm

  4. That heathered yarn will make a fabulous Roslin.

    Happy Holidays to you both; thanks for all the inspiration you give all year long.

    Comment by Linda D. — December 23, 2007 @ 9:07 pm

  5. That IS pretty yarn. Your hoodie will be great!

    Comment by kmkat — December 23, 2007 @ 11:08 pm

  6. My eBay seller name is Reingoods and I recently came across some Anna Burda magazines. I listed for $.99 the June 1986 issue of Anna, not realizing it has the Herbert Niebling Lyra pattern. The auction ends Feb 14th. To visit go to and search for item #200198623674. Thanks, John

    Comment by John Reinier — February 13, 2008 @ 1:58 am

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