stripes!, year of yokes, yoked sweaters

more stripes!

Just a quick post today, as I’ve been taken down by the respiratory bug of DOOM, and am feeling half-dead. And also completely and utterly voiceless, which is rather inconvenient given that I’ve got a review session to be running in a few hours. Thankfully, two of my awesome friends have offered to help me out, since they’re familiar with the material already. I am very grateful.

Anyway, I’ve made a bit of progress on Stripes!, despite feeling too sick to knit at all for an entire day last week, which is sort of unheard of for me. Here’s what I’ve got:

sweater progress.

The body is finished, and I’m inching my way up the sleeve, but since I have monkey-arms, there’s still a long way to go. I am still madly in love with the rainbow stripes, and especially with the corrugated ribbing. And I’m still undecided about what I’ll do with the yoke, although I’m leaning most strongly towards doing the rainbow stripes as purl bumps to add some interesting texture, and leaving everything else the same. We’ll see.

Let’s see, what else? I got a fun package in the mail on Friday:

new goodies

I’ve been wanting Poems of Color (the Bohus book) for a long time, so when I saw that Schoolhouse Press was offering a discount if you bought it together with a DVD about Bohus history, I was sold. As we’ve seen with the Tour de Ganseys, I really love learning about traditional knitting techniques and patterns, and this fits right in with my current yoked sweater obsession! I’m looking forward to watching the DVD tomorrow while I’m stuck at home sick. Of course, I have plenty of work to be doing, too, but I’m trying hard not to push myself, because I don’t want this respiratory bug to turn into a bout with pneumonia like last year.

13 thoughts on “more stripes!”

  1. I love the sweater! I generally don’t like horizontal stripes, but these are sweet and slender, and, as mick says above, quite cheery.

    Hope you feel better soon! I’m just about out of the woods with my *second* cold of the school term (i.e., two in 6 weeks), and the third of the school year. They seem to be decreasing in severity each time, so I suppose I should take heart that my immune system is getting stronger..? Maybe I’ve just learned to push myself less hard and just let it run its course while I laze in bed. ;-)

  2. The stripes look so great! I really love how this is coming together.

    I’m a new teacher, and I’ve had three colds since Jan 2nd :( I hope you start feeling better soon– I’m there with you and I understand!

  3. Your sweater still looks fantatic! Purl bumps would look very cool for the yoke. I am also very interested in seeing what you’ll be able to do with the Bohus knitting, I’m sure it’ll be phenomenal.

  4. argh. hope you are on the mend. how annoying. but lovely knitting. you could even do some colourwork on the yoke.

    this is my most wanted book ever. but i am so afraid of the expenses with duty and taxes that could mount up to. well one day.

  5. I love the way the sweater is turning out. And what a stroke of luck getting the Bohus book and DVD. If I wasn’t trying to reduce the number of books I have in the house I would love to get a copy.

    Everyone seems to be catching colds this month. Take care of yourself and take help where you can. All of your cyber family don’t want a repeat of last winter.

  6. I agree, the sweater is really cute and cheerful – and it looks like it is coming along nicely. Hope you feel better soon!

  7. Yup, still love those stripes. And I SO want that Bohus book! It’s sitting in my cart right now, waiting for me to make a decision… Hope you feel better soon.

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