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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Let's Try This Again, Shall We?

Somehow it's been almost three weeks since my last blog post!  We're all still here and I'm still knitting, but it's been a bit crazy.  Back at the first of this month Logan had his teeth cleaned and a few things removed.  (Older Goldens get bumps - skin tags and moles and things, the majority of which are benign.)  Not major surgery in any sense of the word.  The problem is that one of the things was removed from his foot.  Dogs do not stay off their feet when they are healing.  They do not elevate the foot regularly.  This means it takes a long, long time to heal the foot.  That is what has been going on around here.  I won't get into the gory details but suffice it to say that we are approaching four weeks in the cone of shame (Newton tried to climb inside it with him the first few days, but he's too big to fit in the cone with Logan's head at this age).  We go to the vet's office twice a week to check Logan's progress, and he is healing, we are getting there, it's just not happening quickly.  So any knitting has to happen in the short breaks of time between doing foot healing things, washing dog towels, medicating him, and all the regular things that still have to happen around here.

Letho cardigan

I did finish a cardigan though!  This is the Letho Cardigan knit in Squoosh Fiber Arts Ultra Worsted in the color way Event Horizon with Malabrigo Rios in Lettuce and Gris.  

Letho cardigan

I loved knitting this and I'm thrilled with the finished sweater.  It's knit from the sleeve cuff to the center  on each half and then you work lower ribbing and neck edging.  It has brioche, welts, stranded knitting, and mosaic happening, but it's still a pretty simple sweater design wise.  (A lot of the time I feel like super involved feats of knitting, while beautiful to look at, are usually way too over designed for me to wear comfortably.  I tend to prefer simpler lines.)

Letho cardigan

Despite all this, the directions and pattern are very well written and I had no trouble following along and knitting it.  I will admit that I think I used more needles in various sizes as well as cables (used for stitch holders) in this project than I've ever used in a single project before.

Letho cardigan

This is my third and final project for the ESK Q1 KAL, Mosaic Knitting and I'll be submitting everything later this morning.  On Thursday the second quarter KAL begins - fingering weight socks!  I'm hoping to finish the socks I have on the needles right now but I'm looking forward to knitting lots of socks!

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Blogger kayT said...

What a great sweater! I am very jealous; that is really the sort of sweater I love to wear, but know I could never knit it. Even if it didn't have brioche. The color is great as well. Thanks for sharing it (and making me so jealous).

I hope Logan's foot gets well soon.

3:51 PM  
Anonymous Nicole @ BookWyrm Knits said...

That's a really unique sweater construction! I've never seen anything knit in quite that way before.

3:53 PM  
Blogger Connie said...

I love your sweater! Colors much better than the original version from the designer!

6:30 AM  

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