Before Hannah left for University, she picked this Hooded Pullover from Vogue Knitting Magazine for me to knit for her. She wanted it in the same color as in the magazine, and Angelika made it happen, since I couldn't get the yarn anywhere around here. Thanks, again!
January seems such a long time ago, I have to think back hard to remember all about that Pullover (I've finished thirteen other knitting projects since then, even sewed some, blog posts about the ones you haven't seen yet, to come). Hannah's just gotten around to taking pictures last week, after I pestered her on a regular basis. She's incredible busy studying, but here you go.
pattern: Hooded Pullover by Mari Muinonen, Vogue Knitting Magazine, Fall 2008, project # 28
yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky, color # 186 Amber, 5.5 balls
size: S, cast on 117
start-finish: January 28 - February 8, 2009
It went pretty well until I came to the yoke and neck shaping. Boy the instructions were confusing to me. I even left out some instructions, just skipped over them, because it would not have worked out with the stitch numbers. Getting to the hood was an adventure. What really helped me a lot was, to lock at pictures on ravelry, of finished Pullovers. Thank god people took them from all angles. Don't be too critical, because I screwed up the cables. I saw it, but I was way up on the body, and there was no way that I was going to rip that out. You all know how much I love to knit sweaters! Cables and I are just not good friends. :o) Still, I think it's a pretty design.
If you look at the pictures you see the color amber beautifully where the sun shines on the yarn. The yarn really looked that way, but only with sunshine. It looked exactly like in Hannah's photos, in artificial light, very weird.
I've sent this Pullover as part of a care package and slipped (besides other stuff) some yoga socks in there too. I don't do yoga, so I'm not sure they are really practical.
Since some of you like to read about my pups, I thought I had to share this, but I'm sure you are all more than thankful, that I don't show you photographic evidence.
Sam's on several medication. Because of prednisone he's always hungry. We give him fruit and veggies throughout the day, treats as well and lots of water. Recently he found out that he likes to eat tissue paper, which he rips out of the box one by one. My pup is a real artist, he makes papier-mache sculptures! If you own a pet or two (or more) you understand, that any squeamishness you might have ever felt, goes away quickly with being a pet owner. :o) I get to admire his art, and remove it discreetly. :o)
Have a wonderful week you all!