Friday, February 23, 2007

A new addition to the flock

The construction guys are busy on streets around me, so I'll be hearing the windows rattling and the sounds of backing up equipment while working on the Dale. I made more progress on it yesterday, getting up to halfway point of the main chest motif . Lorraine asked if I was going to put the braid on the Sirdal. I've decided I'm not going to, as the colorway I've chosen doesn't go well with the braid kit available. I've looked for other braid but none come in the two sizes required for the sweater, so I've bagged that.

Yesterday I went out with Ruth to the Pendleton outlet to pick up yarn for her daughter. It's the same yarn I used for the Rogue. Three pounds is enough for a couple of sweaters and other projects so Penny is all set. After the excursion I was all fired up to hunt for the Dale Nagano pattern, which is out of print and hard to find. I found other Olympic patterns to lust after and like a spoiled child I decided I HAD to have them. So off I went again, this time to Yarn Garden, came back with a haul of OOP Dale patterns. No Nagano but I did find ones I coveted and an additional one that was just too nummy to pass up. I hurt afterword, but I was satisfied and dutifully laid in my recliner and knitted in the evening.

This is the new addition to the flock of sheep that currently reside at my desk at the office. For now he'll be keeping me company at home.

2 comments:

Renate Speaks said...

Duffy, did you look at www.beaellisknitwear.com? Renate

Brooklynne Michelle said...

OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!! Those are beautiful esp the nagano.... I might have to find that pattern now too.... Sooo pretty....

I also liked the first sweater you linked....

Brooklynne