Saturday, January 20, 2007

Cables & Sky

It's Saturday, so that means it's time for sky. It is also Lacrosse season, so you know how we spent our morning. Yes, we packed up our folding chairs and headed for the fields. Young Man is out there on defense looking alert. His team was very shorthanded today so only one boy was subbed out at a time. This is good for getting game time, but it left us with 11 very tired young men at the end of the day. While we don't make a big deal out of the scores at this level, Young Man's team won and was very happy with the game.
And what are fashionable Lacrosse Moms wearing this season? Why cables, of course. Here I am ready for cheering with my hat for the sun and my woolies for the chill. Stop laughing. It was cool when the sun when under a cloud!
Okay, here are the glamor shots (stop laughing, I said!)

Project: Follow-the-Leader Aran Knitalong (FLAK) sweater
Yarn: Brown Sheep Naturespun Worsted in Blueberry (I don't remember how many skeins, but it was quite a few)

Needles: Addi Turbo circulars in US 6 for the body and US 4 for the ribbing

Notes: This was a long time coming, but it was a wonderful project. I learned so much from Janet Szabo while working this project. Her directions were fabulous. This sweater is so comfortable and it fits perfectly. My only issue is that wool is a bit warm for Southern California. That is certainly not Janet's fault! I made this pretty much exactly like her instructions and used moss stitch for the filler stitch. If you want to learn about Arans get Janet's book and enjoy yourself!


FemiKnitMafia said...

It looks fantastic!! Well done.

Jane said...

Fabulous sweater, and it looks great on you. I have all the instructions, but haven't started mine yet. Thanks for the inspiration.

Knitman said...

Beautiful work. Thank you for showing.

Marguerite said...

It's beautiful! Hope you enjoy wearing it as much as I'm enjoying mine.

Lolly said...

So fabulous! It is a great look and color for you too! Thanks for showing the "handknit street style" :)

Janet Szabo said...

It's lovely! You did a great job and the color is stunning.

Dana said...

Great cables! Must be very warm.