Monday, June 9, 2008

Man It's Hot!

Last week the temperature was in the 60's and 70's (my favorite). I love that weather, sometimes you need a little sweater and I was almost finished with the Herringbone mesh sweater (which would be perfect!) I was explaining to anybody that listened that Spring is a little chilly at times, layering is the key and it is nice to get a Spring (sometimes Spring really just blows us off in the East and it gets hot, hot, hot!).

Well..............Spring is gone, gone, gone! This weekend the average temperature was 95 degrees and it was unbelievable!!! So, of course, I finished this!
Isn't is so pretty? I love this pattern. The sweater is worked from sleeve to sleeve and then the yoke is added after, pretty genius I think!

The only difference in my yoke and the pattern is I worked the decreases every other row for 4 rows and then every row for 2 rows. I also finished off with a row of single crochet (wrong side facing) starting at the beginning of the yoke and ending on the other side of the yoke, instead of the patterns double crochet.

Thanks to Amy (yeah the designer, we're buds now!) for being so patient and listening to me. The yarn is MerLin from louet and the entire sweater only used 2 1/4 skeins. I, of course, bought 5 skeins, so I will be making something else out of this wonderful yarn. It is amazing how soft it becomes after washing. I can't decide on a closure for now, but I really don't need to, it's not like I can wear this for awhile!An all around good time with this pattern!

I have written the pattern for Impression (that's the groovy name the Magnificent Ms. M gave to the newest sweater!) and I am starting to test crochet the pattern in the Noro sock yarn. So far it looks so cool!

UPDATE: I have updated the pictures. School was closed early today (12:45) due to extreme heat.

p.s. Happy 4th of July Mom!!!

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