Thursday, January 05, 2006

Torgeir Sweater

Here is my first update. I am so sorry I made you all wait. To all my knit-in pals, I am very very sorry & you all can stop berating me know! ;)

Project: Torgeir from The Viking Collection by Elsebeth Lavold
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Yarn: Debbie Bliss Merino DK in Navy Blue (color #225214)
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Needles Used: US size 4 straight, size 6 circular. Size 6 dpn used as cable needle.

Comments: I am very happy with the way this turned out! I would have to say this is the most ambitious project I have undertaken so far. I had a few pitfalls (learning what the heck "no stitch" meant, making a leap about repeating the chart at row 9 instead of 1, who knew?!) but it all came together in the end. At the very last minute. Even though I had started this thing in August, I didn't finish knitting it until xmas eve! This led to frantic blocking & sewing.. which I actually finished xmas morning about an hour before we had to leave for my parents house! :)

At last, here it is...

Pic of sleeve join.. look how snazy!

Dad opening his gift!
See the surprise in his eyes!!

Here he is modeling it.
Fits perfectly! SQUEE!!

He liked it so much he wore it the rest of the day.

That's him snuggling with his baby, Smokey
(he's a keeshond)...
the dog, not my dad.. sheesh!

So, there it is. The happy dance was done and all are satisfied!

More updates to come! XD


Knit-n-Purl Zen said...

Lovely sweater! I like your Dad's expression too...priceless!! Way to go!

Joanne said...

The sweater looks awesome! I am so impressed!!!!

Dani said...

AWESOME ! great job! No wonder your dad loved it so much =)

heather said...

Super sweater! It looks like it fits him perfect. He is one lucky dad, ain't he?

Missed ya!

Acornbud said...

It is so great to see the appreciation on your dad's face when he sees your labor of love. Thanks for sharing it. I love the sweater and the color. Might have to get me some Debbie Blis yarn one of these days.

Sue said...

Really nice sweater - and it looks great on your Dad!

Emily said...

The sweater looks wonderful! It's so great that it fits your dad and that he loves it. And Smokey is so cute. Did you think I could let a dog picture go by without commenting on it? :)

Denise said...

Well, you come by your love of animals honestly, that's for sure!
Great job on the sweater, looks awesome on your Dad.

Missed you at the party at Lynne's house. Hope to see you soon!

Mitchypoo said...

That sweater is way cool! Love the color and the cables, wow, Dad is spoiled. And he did look happy with it! Scarf is nice too. Glad they liked it!

Sedie said...

The sweater came out so beautiful! I love the color and type of yarn you used, I'm sure it feels and wears wonderfully.