Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Nebraska Sunset



Got a phone call at 7:45AM two weeks before Christmas. It was Sam telling me to stop work on his vest, he wanted me to make a sweater for my sister for Christmas. I made a mad dash for the stash closet to see what was there, pulled out Nebraska Sunset hoping she would like the colors, and cast on that morning. Of course there wasn't enough time to finish but did manage to get the body done and wrapped it up with the needles still in it. She loved the colors and, glory be, it fit! Retreived the sweater and finished it up last week-end.

"Nebraska Sunset" is from Meg Swansen's "Sweaters From Camp" and is the 4th sweater I have done from this book. The fiber is Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper weight and needle size was Addi Turbo 5. I plan to make myself one of these one day but think I will use DK weight as the fabric is a little wimpy. Directions called for size 6 needles but in my opinion, that is too large for the 2ply yarn. Now back to the "Prince of Wales" vest, which is up to the shoulders and steeks are cut.

9 comments:

morgan said...

it is BEAUTIFUL. I love those colors.

xantha said...

it's gorgeous! I love that pattern and it's nice to see it in different colors -- it looks great! and wow, that was fast!

-jess
http://www.fiberfetishist.com

AnneB said...

What a lucky sister! It's beautiful as always. Colors just glow.

Theresa said...

Hi, I came over from the Traditional Knitting list to see your sweater and I'm enjoying your blog! The sweater is gorgeous!

Nanette said...

Your sweater is so lovely. I've never seen a Nebraska sunset but I think your sweater is even better!

Terri said...

Shirley, You've really out done yourself on this one. Nebraska Sunset is beautiful!

Knitman said...

You do really excellent work. Have looked at all the garments on this page.

Mercy's Mama said...

Incredible colorwork. WOW! http://mercysmama.wordpress.com

mp said...

Shirley, can you email me as I'm starting this fairisle?
mpoller@netvision.net.il