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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Souvenir of Newfoundland

When preparing to leave Newfoundland several months ago, I thought about what I'd like to have for a souvenir.  I had a few good ones:

My mummer ornament.


My extensive photo collection.

And of course, my degree.


I felt that I needed something else, something that, like the mummer, represented the traditions of Newfoundland.  And then it came to me.  There was a little yarn shop two blocks away.  The owner designed her own patterns.  Among them, there was a pattern for a traditional fisherman's sweater (but toddler-size and therefore do-able).


It's been a slow process, but the project is coming along.  The pattern is one you have to focus on - not exactly mindless knitting.  But it's a fun one!  Check out this nubbliness:


And the cables (love a cable):

Cable needle

A close up of the back panel:

sweater back

Progress so far:

Sweater so far

By the way, in case you were wondering, there is no current intended recipient of this baby sweater.  It's something I'll keep on hand, just in case I need it down the road...

Want to see more knitting projects?  Check out this blanket and this blanket, this hat, this scarf, these mittens, oh, and these mittens too.


Margie said...Best Blogger Tips

It will be beautiful Laura !

Evan said...Best Blogger Tips

Wow, looks very intricate. Love the nubbliness.

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