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Wednesday, October 6, 2004


In a desperate attempt to avoid adding to the acid reflux caused by my Virus Episode, I banned all television from my house last night. NO croonin’ or wooin’ or scrappin’ between the Boyz for me…

Instead, I pulled out and poured through all of my Guernsey books: the Gladys Thompson, the Beth Brown-Reinsel, Alice Starmore, Jo Sharp…


After scouring all of the above, it was in the Jo Sharp – Book Number One that I found this:


The pattern is called “Sheoak” and has all of the elements I was looking for – raised purl patterns, cables, all sorts of diamonds
(ahem, they ARE a girl’s best friend…).

I even have the yarn shown in the picture – Jo Sharp DK Wool in Color 327 Navy.

OOps, knitting a pattern in a very dark color? Not black. Almost black! What was I thinking?

Well, in an obvious boomerang reaction from the *simplicity* of the machine knitting I’ve been doing, my Muse longed for a complex, traditional, small gauge, WHOPPER!

And I say: “Serve it up!” There is NO EXPIRATION DATE on projects here at the ChicKnits Workshop. If this takes me two months (heeeheehee) or two years, I’m goin’ for it.

I’ve longed for a sweater like this for two years already (made into a cardigan, but of course, with different sleeve treatments) – if I would’ve started it then, I’d be done BY NOW…

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