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Sunday, April 19th, 2009

it is not an underarm gusset exposé, but a totally different sweater that i started way later than sop’s, and yet finished way before his as well. (the 4.5mm needles may have something to do with that. who knew 1.5mm would make such a big difference?).

Leider keine Achselhöhledenkschrift, sondern ein Pullover der ich nach SOPs angenagen und auch gefertigt habe (es mag daran liegen, daß ich 4.5mm Nadeln statt 3.0mm benutzte. Wer hätte gedacht, daß 1.5mm so weinen großen Unterschied machen könnte!)

First, the beer
Old Rasputin Beer

Zuerst, das Bier

New to our state liquor store (as far as i know at least), I had tried a couple North Coast Brewing Company’s Beligian-style ales and quite enjoyed them. I thought the Old Rasputin’s Imperial Stout might be a nice contrast to the lighter color of the sweater, while the angora in the Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed could make the sweater very welcome on a cold Russian evening.

Neu bei uns (soweit ich weiss), ich hatte schon ein paar biere nach der belgischen Stil von North Coast Brewing Company probiert. Ich dachte aber, daß das Old Rasputin’s Imperial Stoutschön gegen die helle Farben des Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed Garns kontrastieren wurde und die Angorawolle vielleicht ganz willkommen an einen kühlen russischen Abend heissen dürfen.

pentagon sweater

Here, however, it was spring over the weekend. The tulips were not killed by last week’s snow, but a cool breeze in the afternoon made the sweater still very wearable.

Hier, aber, wurde es am Wochenende Frühling. Der Schnee von der letzten Woche hat die Tulippen nicht getötet und der spätnachmittaglichen Wind ließ man den Pulli gut anziehen.

completed pentagon sweater

You may not know that flying guy is now in our backyard, after being set free from his downtown duties. Poor guy had now idea what he was getting into…

Ich schätze, daß Ihr nicht wißt, daß flying guy bei und jetzt wohnt. Er wurde seine Diensten in der Innenstadt frei gesetzt. Arme Seele, wenn er nur gewußt hatte was ihn zukam…

no, too much beer has NOT been had
Nein, es liegt nicht (nur) an das Bier!


Pentagon Aran Cardigan by Norah Gaughan
Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed
4.5mm / 3.75 mm
Used 3-needle bind-off for the shoulders. Arms knit in the round. Would have been easy to knit the body in the round as well, but at that point i was just going to follow the pattern…
Old Rasputin Imperial Stout, North Coast Brewing Co.
It was very easy to knit. I mostly just followed the instructions.
There was one error posted on the publisher’s site, and in my opinion there was an error in the cable chart as well – having to do with where the purl stitches should go during one section of cables in order for the seed stitch to work as charted in a later section. Other than that it was pretty mindless knitting. I tried to do something fancy with short-row shoulder shaping and then gave up on it.


Monday, September 29th, 2008

so, back in 2005, i made the-sweater-that-was-meant-for-me-but-fits-sop. Then, in 2006, i made the refined raglan. Now, the only similarity is not just Silky Wool…

In 2005 strickte ich the-sweater-that-was-meant-for-me-but-fits-sop. Dann, in 2006, kam der refined raglan. Nun, kommen die beiden zusammen …


Yes, i ripped out the refined raglan, after not really wearing it and reknit the sweater that was meant for me – for me!

Ja, ich habe den refined raglan gefroggt (Hilfe hier, wie wurde man das richtig sagen?) und als Pulli für Mich gestrickt!


Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold’s Silky Wool in Black
Needles: Various, 6mm/US size 4
Beer: Wasatch Brew Pub’s Pumpkin Ale
Verdict: I love the way the sweater fits (finally) and the beer is reminiscent of spicy pumpkin without being overwhelming or sweet.

a little winter welcome

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

Sweater: Notre Dame Pullover, IK Summer 2007
Yarn: Reynolds Andean Alpaca Regal, Shade
Size: 40 inches (needed 10 balls yarn, however, not 9)
Buttons: Bloodwood Special, hand made by SOP
Alterations: Thumbholes!
Beer: Samual Smith’s Winter Welcome Ale

Today it snowed!

Heute schneite es!

Knöpfe von SOP
notre dame, button close-up
buttons crafted by SOP

a little winter welcome ale


it's warm outside


cabled cardigan

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007


you might find it hard to believe, seeing as it hasn’t really been mentioned, but the cabled cardigan is done! Honestly, the only reason I take so long to finish a sweater is that, with beer being taxed at 86% in utah, i have to save up to buy the celebratory drink!

Man wird vielleicht erstaunt, da ich ihn kaum erwähnt habe, aber der Cabled Cardigan ist fertig!. Leider muss ich langsam stricken um mir meinen feierlichen Umtrunk zu leisten, da Bier im Utah auf 86% besteuert ist.

Cabled Cardigan VogueKnitting Winter 05/06
Kathy Zimmerman
Beaverslide Wool in Charcoal
leftover from this sweater for sop
made the sleeves in a medium and the body in a small, adjusting the sleeve openings as required
this has a super broad collar that will keep the back of my neck warm once the temperatures have dropped 30 degrees
bobbles are not necessarily my thing

Gradient Redux

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

i loved the idea of a gradient sweater. So much, i’ve made two.

Die Idee eines Pullis mit Farbverlauf hat mich sehr interessiert. Ich habe sogar zwei gestrickt.



mine? Based off the idea of a babajoes (site now defunct, or i’d provide a link – thanks Twig!) sweater, morphed into the yoke sweater from last time and then into a raglan sweater this time. Included EZ’s neck shaping that i love!
yarn / garn

Cascade EcoWool(3 skeins – two colors)
needles / nadeln

Clover Bamboo, U.S. 11 / 8 mm
beer / bier

Samuel Smiths Organic Lager – a fine compliment to an Eco-Wool sweater

Wart mal, ich muss mir die Haare kaemmengradient-redux2
oh wait, i have to fix my hair

Es steht hier, dass das Bier ‘organisch’ ist…
right here, it says ‘organic’

und es schmeckt auch nicht schlecht!
and it doesn’t taste bad either!