A nurse who knits…

December 17, 2007

Here’s my new sweater….

Filed under: Uncategorized — yarnnut @ 4:00 am

I decided on the Central Park Hoodie. I’m knitting it in the size 36 size. I was going to do the 34 inch size. My bust is 32″ around but I thought 2″ for ease might not be enough. Any thoughts on this???

I actually got gauge with size 8 Denise Interchangeables and my Cascade 220. Hmmm… I wonder if I should have tried those with the Minimalist Cardi. Oh well. It’s going along well. I’m almost done with the back. I have 5 skeins of yarn and the pattern calls for a bit more but looking at some of the other projects on Ravelry, I should be alright. If not, I guess a sweater was not meant to be with the Cascade that I got in a sale for $2/skein. I thought I had 6 but I can only find 5 in this mess of a stash. As far as the pattern goes, so far so good. It appears to be well written but like I said, I’m still only on the back. This is my first sweater in a long time that isn’t raglan. The seaming may kill me but I hope I get a sweater that I will love.

I have another FO. The Berry socks. I finished them this afternoon while at Common Threads I had a very legitimate reason for being there. I was buying a gift for my secret pal. I’ll post a pic of it after my secret pal gets it. I don’t know if she reads my blog or not but I want it to be a surprise. The Berry socks are knit with size 0 Addi Turbos in the magic loop fashion and Trekking XXL. They are my usual recipe of ribbing 3×1 all the way down. I love this ribbing as it is very stretchy. I have a whole bunch of the yarn left over. I always have lots of sock yarn left over since I have small feet. Does anyone have any ideas for using up the extra yarn? I don’t think there is enough to make another pair of socks. Maybe a pair of baby socks but I want to do something different with the leftovers. I should start a new group on Ravelry called leftover yarn. LOL…

I had a nice 3 days off. My first extended weekend in about a month. Since I’ve been orienting, I’ve been working 4 days a week which I’m totally not used to. I had a nice day on Friday shopping with my mom. I was on call for doulaing at UCSD but I wasn’t called until 6 pm! The mom was in early labor but it was her 4th pregnancy. I anticipated a fast labor. However, that was not meant to be. The labor lasted until midnight and I didn’t get home until almost 2 am. Needless to say, I missed the Blanket Joining party that my knitting group organized. Sorry guys! I go back to work tomorrow. Hopefully, I have a good week!



  1. The CPH looks fabulous. I’ve been wanting to do it myself. I can’t quite tell from the picture, but that looks like burgundy Cascade 220. If so, I have quite a bit in my stash, and you’re welcome to a skein, if you need it and it matches your color. (Let me know the color and dyelot numbers and I’ll check the stash.)

    Comment by Suzanne V. (Yarnhog) — December 17, 2007 @ 6:13 pm | Reply

  2. Sweater looks great! If you come up with an idea for leftover sock yarn pass it along cause I don’t know what to do with mine either. I’ve thought about baby socks, but…. usually there’s still leftover after a pair of baby socks, but not enough for socks and a hat… I’m off until Fri. Hope the next few go well – chat soon – Karrie

    Comment by Karrie — December 18, 2007 @ 1:05 am | Reply

  3. Just beautiful pics! First time I read the sentence I thought you said your mom was having her fourth child. I was impressed as you can imagine. Re-read it a bit closer made more sense. thanks again!

    Comment by cz — December 19, 2007 @ 1:51 pm | Reply

  4. wow you’re really moving along on this! dang! this makes me want to get moving on mine! I’m tried of Xmas knitting! 😦

    Comment by Bobbi — December 19, 2007 @ 4:41 pm | Reply

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