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January 30, 2008

From Susan — Response to a Hoodie Question

Filed under: Susan's Roslin Fair Isle Hoodie,Uncategorized — lv2knit @ 3:23 pm

Astrid wrote a comment about Roslin, “I can’t wait to see it. I know you’ll love yours as much as I do mine. How are you working the neck opening? It looks different. If you continued in the round that far up, how did you do it?”

Response to Astrid: I think it is an optical illusion in the photo.  I started working back and forth right above the fair isle band as described in the pattern:

Roslin004.jpg picture by lv2knit

It may be hard to see, but the split is there.

December 30, 2007

From Susan — Two Forward, One Back

Filed under: Susan's Roslin Fair Isle Hoodie — lv2knit @ 12:16 pm

First let me congratulate Surly on a fabulous FO.  Her Cats and Mice Blankie is absolutely adorable!  She does such a wonderful job on her fair isle knitting.  I’m sure she will write a post soon with the answers to your questions about the pattern/yarn source, etc.  And she better include a picture of the lil mousie on the back ;)!

As for me, I hit an exciting milestone on my Roslin Fair Isle Hoodie last night — I finished the fair isle band :):

FairIsleBand2.jpg picture by lv2knit

Okay, that’s the good news — I was really pleased with the way the band turned out.  As you can see from the bottom couple of inches that show, I changed the look of my Roslin and did the same garter rib that is on the bottom of the Tangled Yoke Cardi/Pullover.  It is a cute concept and looks great on all the Tangled Yokes that I have seen. 

Yes, there is a “but.”  The garter ribbing looks cute on the bottom of the Roslin fair Isle Hoodie, but it does not look good on me.  I was living in an ancient, bygone fantasy world when I had a waist.  Yes, THAT old story again!!  In my deluded brain, I HAVE a waist, and I continue to hope that my delusions become a reality — however, they have not (and after my holiday indulging, it is even less likely :().

So now I will dismantle the bottom of the sweater, re-knit the body, and graft it to the fair isle band — I have no intention of re-knitting THAT (my wrists still hurt — I finished the band in 2 days, which is a lot of knitting for me).  That is the minor set back I have encountered with my Roslin — all self induced, so don’t pity me and my fat tummy!  Yes, I could diet away the fat tummy, but it is more reasonable in the short term to reknit the sweater – I guess I can still do the dieting later :(.


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