swatchin’

For a sweater for dh’s birthday at the end of January. This’ll be the 3rd year in a row… though he hasn’t worn the one I made last year that much because the sleeves need to be shortened. Maybe I’ll get to that before I finish this 3rd one. He wore the first one quite a lot, and it no longer looks that great. Part of that is that I should do short-rows in the back to make the back longer, and I didn’t on this first one… so it rides up a bit.

Here’s the swatch,
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navy and charcoal lopi

Ideally I might have used other colors, but I’m working down that insanely large stash. I tried it as charcoal with navy, but it was harder to see the navy flecks in the charcoal than vice-versa. And his sweater last year was charcoal. I tried flecks of a lightish blue, but he didn’t like them. And I’m saving the red for myself!┬áHis color preferences are rather subdued, which doesn’t make for flights of fancy in the knitting. But thankfully this’ll be a quick knit on largish needles.

I haven’t decided if I want a corrugated rib or Latvian-style braid for the cuffs and bottom. I’m winging this one, in the round, bottom up.

So what to do with leftover xmas dinner?
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pork pot pie!

Yummier than it looks. Easy crust recipe back here at the bottom of the post.

4 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Chris said,

    December 27, 2007 @ 8:28 pm

    Oh, hard choice – both corrugated rib and Latvian braid look really cool… Can you do a braid and corrugated rib? Seems like I’ve seen some mittens like that.

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    Jennifer said,

    December 28, 2007 @ 12:40 pm

    Lucky hubby! The sweater to be sounds like it will be wonderful. The pork pot pie looks delicious too!

  3. 3

    Blogless Carrie said,

    December 28, 2007 @ 3:03 pm

    Love, love, love the colors – I think I vote corrugated rib – more “manly”

    Am hoping someday that we won’t have bad weather on a Thursday night so I can see you guys! I’m itching to catch up!

    C.

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    Kate said,

    December 28, 2007 @ 8:04 pm

    I hope you are having a peaceful and happy Christmas, and all my best wishes for 2008. May it be a happy and knitful year.
    I also liked the colour of the sewater.

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