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Old 10-04-2007, 07:19 PM   #21
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Neither my son or my husband wear sweaters or even jackets much. Salem Oregon, for the most part, is rather balmy compared to other places we've lived.

Can't wait to see what you choose.
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Old 10-04-2007, 08:48 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Knitting_Guy View Post
Maybe it's just me, but maybe you're over thinking this? I think the original pattern would look great in that. It would definitely suits the average guy's tastes I should think. I would like it.
Yes, Mason, yes...I am overthinking it...which is why I am going to JUST KNIT it as originally planned! Ack. I drive myself !

Thanks for the encouragement from a guy's perspective!
If you'd like it, John will like it,too. He certainly likes the camouflage-like tweed colors of the yarn. I guess color is more important than pattern. And the yarn is soft, without being sissy-soft.
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Old 10-05-2007, 08:39 AM   #23
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I like the original pattern and yarn. I think the garter stitch breaks it up enough so that it adds visual appeal. Plus you said the sleeves are all st st, right? I hope you are going to go for it.
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I also like earthy, tweedy type colors and patterns so I'm sure he'll like this pattern.

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Yes, Mason, yes...I am overthinking it...which is why I am going to JUST KNIT it as originally planned! Ack. I drive myself !

Thanks for the encouragement from a guy's perspective!
If you'd like it, John will like it,too. He certainly likes the camouflage-like tweed colors of the yarn. I guess color is more important than pattern. And the yarn is soft, without being sissy-soft.
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Old 10-05-2007, 09:45 AM   #25
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I think it will be really pretty!! You have a way with putting yarn and patterns together...everything you make is so pretty...I'm sure this will have the same results!! He will love it...
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Thanks for the input!

Yes, I have decided to re-cast for the original pattern "Max" with no pattern alterations or adjustments.

Will post a photo of the progress once I get about 4 repeats-worth done!
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What could be a worse thorn in the flesh than this?

Of the 17 skeins of this yarn...same dyelot number...
2 are waaaay golder...
5 others are much much richer and intense colors....
5 others are medium intensity..
and 5 others are light intensity.

I definitely need 15 for the sweater...so the 2 goldies can be kicked out of the crib.

So, I here I am: alternating rows again!
Rows 1, 2: Darker skeins
Rows 3, 4: Medium skeins
Rows 5 ,6: Lighter skeins
....etc, for the entire repeat which is 28 rows tall.

AND one of the darkers was much darker/richer...so I split the skein 25 g/25g...and knit the ribbing for the front and back with it.

The freakin' ribbing is K3xP3 and 3.25" high/tall with US6 needles: 25 rows!!!

Sigh.

This sweater better be worth this aggravation.
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Old 10-07-2007, 10:01 AM   #28
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Isn't knitting a RELAXING hobby?!?
sometimes!

Don't fret it, it will look great!
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Originally Posted by Arielluria View Post
Isn't knitting a RELAXING hobby?!?
sometimes!

Don't fret it, it will look great!

Hi'ya Arielluria! Yeah...SOMETIMES!

Well, I frogged a day's worth of knitting, and for now...have suspended knitting this sweater.

Knitting should be relaxing...and this was NOT. Alternating rows between 3 skeins of yarn to compensate for the color differences was becoming a knitter's nightmare. Not impossible...no, but....NOT FUN. I am not in the mood for it!
I made an Executive Decision: FROG!




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OOOOO, cool. I love your yarn. I hope the pattern will look all right with the yarn. It will be different, but may very well be a smash. Keep us posted on your progress.



I like the "Max" pattern. I made my DH a sweater once with a purl stitch pattern on St st in a tweedy yarn (all mostly one color though), the pattern didn't show up as much as it might have in another yarn, but he loved it. Guys don't care about these details. We both knew the pattern was there, and it could be seen in the right light. LOL

I think your DH will like the Max in that cool yarn.

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