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July 09, 2005

think glamour, think audrey!

audrey, a sweater from rowan 35, was another new project i recently started. it's interesting how sometimes new projects just fall on your laps that you have no choice but to start knitting. this pretty ribbed sweater is definitely an example of that.

i swatched this time!
since this is a sweater that rekindles the fallen glamour and fashion of the 50's, it is never too late to start making it. thanks to the resourceful knitalong of audrey last year, i was able to read through many great tips and techniques for this project. i'm hoping that this information will pave a smooth path for my audrey experience.

and so far, i'm clicking along pretty happily! 2X2 ribbing is great knitting if you don't want to think while you knit. just increase a stitch here and there, and detangle your yarn every so often. before you know it, you have some nice, stretchy fabric ready to serve as sleeves of your sweater. how wonderful is that?

calmer, soft as cloud!
since this project is all about symmetry, same back and front pieces, same sleeves (this one is obvious), i feel obligated to embrace such design by knitting sleeves and body pieces two at a time. it is slower in appearance but the overall progress time should be the same. also, i'm really bad at counting rows... i had knitted a project that resulted in different lengths of sleeves. sad.
is red my color?


Wow, that red is terrific. (I'm a bit biased. Red is my favorite color.)I can't wait to see more progress on this item.

That red is gorgeous and I'll bet your Audrey will be stunning!

I Love it, I love it! That red is going to look beautiful on you..

I have seen some finished Audreys from some of my knit nite friends, and it is just an amazing sweater. I love that you chose red--it is beautiful! :)

You are going to love Audrey. It is such a fabulous sweater! I LOVE mine!!! Great color choice.

Great color. I know your Audrey is going to be just gorgeous.

I love red too. Hope to see more progress on Audrey. Heard tons of good things about calmer. Haven't had the chance to try it myself.

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