Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Recovery is an important of training

Thanks so much for all the commens about Sam the Ram! I've never had so many comments about a finished project. So thank you for all the kind words!!!

So yesterday I did some much needed housekeeping. But, just like any athlete, I did "active recovery" by working on a few things.

I'm still obsessing along on the Spring Forward. I'm better than halfway down the back and still plugging along.

To continue with the "finish one, start two, buy yarn for three" mantra, I started Elsebeth Lavold's Garnet (from her book Sentimental Journey) in Cotton Patine (color is "periwinkle"). I bought this at on a SnB yarn crawl last year. It was so lovely knit up and so far it's been a lovely knit. The Cotton Patine is very nice to work with (it does split, but don't all plied cotton yarns?) and the windowpane check is just interesting enough to keep me interested. I'm about 2" before armhole shaping:

So more of the same today. A few rows on Spring Forward, a few rows on Garnet, etc. I'm definitely getting ready for warmer weather....

Thanks again for all the comments about Sam the Ram. I almost hate to do a new post, as I liked him being at the top of the page.


  1. Your Spring Forward makes me make that little puppy dog whiny sound. Just gorgeous. I can't believe I completely ignored the pattern when I saw it in T&T. What a difference a different color makes!

  2. Beautiful!!! LOVE the new project too :)

  3. Glad to see you did some fun knitting as your reward! Both sweaters are gorgeous!

  4. Sonya: I hear ya about the Spring Forward... there's just some patterns that I get a color concept in my head and can't get rid of it. As soon as I saw the pattern I knew I had to make it in pink!!!

    Carissa: Thanks so much!!! it's been a fast and fun knit so far!

    Kate: reward my knitting with more knitting! that's the way to go :)

  5. julie8:35 AM

    Hi Cindy
    I just saw your finished spring forward and it is beautiful. Can you tell me approx how many balls of the cotton tlc yarn it took to make.
    I live in the UK and wanted to make sure I ordered enough
    any help will be appreciated
    thank you

  6. Julie, since I don't have an email address for you, here's the info I have.

    Since it's been 1.5 years, I really don't remember how much yarn I used. However... I can weigh the sweater. It came in at 830 gr. (with buttons). So that's approx 10 skeins, which sounds about right to me. (I redid the math to get it to fit me properly, but my finished size is approx 46")


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