Every year (for the last few years at least…) December means that I better have a plan for Kris’s anniversary sweater – and this year is no different.
Last year’s effort was the most ambitious yet (the Dale of Norway Liberec pullover on size 1 and 3 needles…) so this year, I decided to take some pressure off. Plain ol’ stockinette crew neck. Most importantly, it’s a Kris-pleaser, and that is what really matters!
The pattern is the Oxford pullover (Rav link), a Rowan RYC pattern. I am using it as a template, and subbing the yarn with Cascade Lana d’Oro. This yarn is working up into a wonderful fabric. It’s a wool/alpaca blend in this slate blue.
Knitting is a bit sporadic, but I am hopeful to finish this by our 9th anniversary on January 5th. It seems doable at this point – one sleeve and half of the front done… and several holidays where I can curl up with it in front of the fireplace.
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I had a few friends over last weekend for yarny swap. What you see here is my kitchen table FULL of yarn (and that wasn’t even all of it…). It was a fun excuse to get together. And while I got rid of several things, I think my stash actually got bigger!