I’ve had a new FO since the morning I left for Rhinebeck. Silly me though – forgot to have anyone photograph me in it while there. Nor have I gotten a chance to get one since. So you get the sweater without the model. The second Ribby Cardi is done, and I love it. Way more than my first one. This time, I made the all over rib and I think it makes a big difference in the fit. I also did the collared version – made it a couple of inches longer, and used a snazzy brass zipper. I hate the pink plastic zipper in my other one. The result is, a favorite new sweater that has made many appearances on chilly mornings and evenings in the park dog run. Just what I wanted it for.

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Ribby Cardi, Cascade 220 Heathered

Look, there’s even been more knitting. One finished Hedera – and I still have a ton of yarn left from the first ball of Essentials. Might I get a pair out of ONE SKEIN??

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Yes folks, there’s a lot of green going on here.

And now – the result of my hourglass pooling issues. I decided to alternate skeins after all – changing every two rows. Did it help? A resounding NO. It’s still pooling in odd diagonal stripes – but the alternating has broken the stripes up with other colors enough so they aren’t just big blue blobs. And you know what? I’m not unhappy with it. It’s kinda cool, even if it’s not what I was after. Like a wise one said, I’d be even crazier if I tried to micro-manage pooling even more than I already have. We don’t need an even crazier Jackie around here folks, trust me.

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I’ve really gotten back into the knitting. Which is good. But my shoulder hates me. Really really hates me. Which isn’t.

8 Responses to “Show and tell time”

Wow, you’ve been so productive! I love the ribby cardi. One of these days I either need to rip the one that I started or finish the damn thing.

Green blog, green sweaters, green socks.

:)

I’d recommend some physical therapy for that shoulder.

All over ribbing… maybe that’s why I haven’t been inspired to finish my ribby. I’ve been doing the partially ribbed. Maybe I should rip and make the all-over ribbed instead. Hmmm… Yours looks great (and mine is from the same yarn, same color.)

I like the Licorice Twist swirling stripe, too. It’s not going in even bands, which makes it a lot more interesting. At least to me.

can’t wait to see the licorice twist in person – i like the way it’s pooling in the the picture.

Ooh – it looks wonderful. It’s sure to be a favorite to cast off the autumn chill. The color is fantastic!

Dude! That Sweater looks great! I’m sorry I missed seeing you in it. Love all the green too, my fav!

LOVE that green ribby! I’m sad it was way too hot at Rhinebeck to even think about wearing sweaters as I’d loved to have seen it in person. Nice one!

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