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FO: bubble sweater

Sorry for the shitty picture. Y’all know I usually do better – maybe it’s time to give up the old camera since it seems to be crapping out on my lately…

bubble pullover, completed

Bubble Sweater
Pattern: from “Knitting Nature” by Norah Gaughan
Yarn: 8 skeins Manos del Uruguay in colour 64
Needles: Denise US 6 for the pentagons, US 7 for the sleeves and ribbing

Hmmm…I don’t think I really made many. I didn’t pick up as many stitches as it said for the bottom ribbing, and did that in the round (so no buttons). The collar’s shorter but that’s because I ran out of yarn! I only sewed on two buttons for the collar.

Other than that, I think I actually pretty much just followed the instructions. It was a very satisfying knit, and a great sweater to wear! I think knitting the Manos really tightly will help with the pilling issue. I was worried I wouldn’t get to wear it, but I’ve already gotten a couple wears out of it! Very cozy.

bubble flat

It doesn’t really flatten because of the 3D nature of the bubble – but you get the idea. Actual colour is somewhere inbetween these two photos.

I seem to be in a blue phase, because I’ve got three four more blue projects on the needles!


In lieu of the rest post, where I put up photos of the completed Bubble sweater (which I’ve worn twice already!)…

This morning I forced myself awake, got dressed for work and was just about ready to go when…I knocked over a big glass of water which was on my desk, which then shattered at my feet, cutting one of them. Luckily no glass was embedded, and I had left lots of time to get to work. I picked up the big pieces, paper toweled up the water, and vacuumed – I vacuumed again when I got home. Stupid, stupid. Plastic cups from now on.

New yarn – I bought a bag of O-wool Balance, which is 50% organic wool, 50% organic cotton goodness. I can’t find a picture of the colour, but it’s a tweedy dark plummy rose. I’m planning on doing a simple top-down wrap (typo: crap) sweater out of it. Now – no more yarn buying till the Knitter’s Frolic, which is one month from now.

Tons of projects in progress and papers to write, too. I’d better get on that!