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Friday, March 28, 2007

New Threads FRIDAY!

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What’s more exciting than ThunderSnow
on a Spring Evening? A new FO!

Even though Mother Nature is still giving Chicago the finger with hail, snow and low temps, a certain someone has visions of tulips and daffodils running rampant in her brain. I saw things starting to come up out of the ground after work last night. Not a dream. Hostas!

And just in time to go explore the garden this weekend, my new cotton sweater. Well, cotton/wool sweater, although for the life of me I can’t figure out where they put the wool when they made the strands. Spinners? Do they card the wool fibers into the cotton? How do they mix it up?

This Ribby Pulli Hoodi, for the most part, is right to spec on the pattern.

MODS: Because I’m short-waisted AND because there looked to be a shortage of yarn for the knit, I made the sweater shorter by 1″. Sleeves were also shortened by 1″ to save yarn. In the end, I added a different dyelot of yarn to finish the hood. Here’s what was left of my original yarn…

Chic Knits Ribby Pulli
wherein I give the finger right back at Mother N…

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