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When we last met, I was in the throes of the #fringeandfriendskal2016. I was sketching, charting, designing and mathing my heart out. I frogged my first two attempts, and seriously questioned my ability to add and divide. But, as they say, the third time’s the charm.

That, my friends, is my sweater journey, in a nutshell.

If you recall, this was my inspiration:

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Some choices I made along the way include: 1/4 zip (as I’m going to treat this as outerwear); bracelet length sleeves; no pattern on the hem; and pockets, of course. All in all, I’m pretty freakin’ pleased.

Oh, and to add to my awesomeness–in the middle of the knit-along, I knit ANOTHER SWEATER as a birthday gift for my friend IN 4 DAYS!

This one came together quickly, and as the recipient is a petite person, I used Thing 3 as my size model. The hardest bit was finishing the sweater the night before the birthday party, and then wet-blocking it. Of course, our summer humidity made a comeback, necessitating an hour long drive with the AC blasting, and then a time-out in my bedroom, again in front of the AC.  It was still slightly damp when I wrapped it.

Now that the gift sweater has been gifted and my KAL sweater is blocking, I’m a bit out of sorts–what do I work on next?


  1. OMG that is beautiful! I thought abut doing that KAL but decided I didn’t need the pressure right now and my sweater wasn’t going to be any where near as involved as yours is. Kudos to you – and I hope you win a great prize, too. 🙂 And a second sweater in the middle – wow!

  2. Your jumper is amazing! I bet you wear that forever! Stunning work 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  3. Your fair isle sweater is so, so, SO amazing! I love it. Dang! I wish you had created a pattern with this masterpiece. Nice work. (The second sweater and its timeline is just bragging.)

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