Trouble with Trebles

This blog is to keep track of my knitting, other craft projects, and the weird bits of life that don't fit anywhere else.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Successful Swapping

Thanks for all your comments and helpful suggestions regarding a sweater for the husband! After much discussion, I have a much better understanding of his desires in a sweater. First, he doesn't want anything that zips or buttons in the front (that eliminates a lot of the great sweaters you suggested, unfortunately). He says he has sweatshirts that serve that purpose, and he wants something more dressy he can wear to work. I am borrowing a booklet of men's patterns from someone in my knitting group that may just fit the bill (Thanks Zona!). I've decided that a good yarn choice might be Brown Sheep cotton fleece. It shouldn't be too warm and woolly for southern California, yet it hopefully won't sag and stretch like 100% cotton.

In other news, I received my swap package for the Potholder/Recipe Swap! A big thanks to Katy from Sherlock Knits for making these lovely knit potholders! I love the springy colors.



I may be joining another swap, if I can find some time in my busy semester schedule. My good friend Anne of Crafty Diversions, along with Zona, is hosting a fabulous fiber dying themed swap. Its called Dye-No-Mite and you can check out the details here. Happy swapping!

4 Comments:

At 2:01 PM, Blogger Prof. Knitwit said...

Cute dishcloths! By the way, loved your meme - and I'm so impressed with that cake. Certainly looks more than good enough to eat!!

 
At 6:24 PM, Anonymous Rachel said...

A word of warning: Matt thought that he wanted a "dressy" sweater to wear to work, but the fact is, most handknit sweaters do NOT look dressy. He is happy with the sweater I made him, but it is unquestionably a weekend sweater. I think he was envisioning something from Banana Republic -- you know, teeny tiny gauge, perfectly even stockinette. Your husband may have different expectations, of course.

Good luck finding the perfect pattern!

 
At 6:37 PM, Blogger Theresa said...

Cotton Fleece is a great yarn choice for a man's sweater. Go for it!

 
At 2:13 PM, Blogger anne said...

Thanks for linking the swap. I don't know if you've decided on a sweater from Zona's book yet, but here are a couple more links sans zippers, buttons, etc.
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer05/PATTsaranac.html

http://www.vam.ac.uk/images/image/13019-popup.html

now for the curse your bf sweater, obviously, just omit the curse motif. http://www.theanticraft.com/archive/samhain05/curseyourbf.htm

 

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