Daily Archives: March 18, 2007


(Pardon the bleary morning expression…)

Et le-voila, c’est fini…

Pattern: Everything But the Kitchen Sink sweater, from the book Yarnplay, by Lisa Shobhana Mason. In true ‘kitchen sink’ fashion, the body and each sleeve are different. My only modifications were to add an inch of ribbing and another inch on the body (adding 2 inches of length overall).
Needles: 5 mm circulars (for the body) and straights (for the sleeves)
Cast on: February 21, 2007
Cast off: March 16, 2007
Finishing: I worked the sleeves flat instead of in the round, so that required an extra bit of seaming time, then sewing the raglan sleeves together and working a collar. After that I just had to trim any loose ends on the inside – I wove in the ends as I knitted, thank goodness. I cannot imagine having to finish a sweater like this only to have to weave in what must be hundreds and hundreds of ends. It short-circuits the brain just thinking about it.
Yarn: 25(ish) different yarns. With the exception of 2 that I purchased to even out the palette a little bit, all yarns were either leftovers sitting in the stash, or single/half-balls of yarn snagged from projects-in-waiting that I thought could manage to miss 50 yards or so. These yarns included:

Philosopher’s Wool 2-ply worsted
– jade
– raspberry
– navy
– periwinkle blue
– light blue heather
– dark purple heather
– light purple heather
– maroon
Elann Quecha (held doubled)
– saxony teal
Elann Pamir
– black raspberry
Elann Highland Silk
– celadon
– calypso green
Knit Picks Andean Silk
– sangria
– hollyberry
Knit Picks Swish Superwash
– bordeaux
– wisteria
Plymouth Encore worsted
– hunter green
Patons Classic Merino wool
– light grey mix
– royal purple
– teal green
– old rose
– new denim
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino
– eggplant
– light blue (ish)
Patons Decor
– lilac

So, there’s a mix of ho-hum and luxury in here. There are likely more yarns than these, but these are the most I can remember by looking at it. It’s fantastic. I could indeed have easily cast on for a size smaller, but the way it is now fits fine, after all my fretting. It’ll be a comfy, cozy, gorgeous sweater – and no one else has one like it! Ha-HA!

And then to celebrate, I started a new sock.

(Basic cuff-down sock pattern, 2.75mm DPNs, Austermann Step)

Ah, if only Sundays didn’t have to make the weekend end. ;)


Filed under everything but the kitchen sink, finished object: sweater