A sleeve!

5 Aug

Today I have a nearly completed sleeve from my nantucket jacket.  I’m using Patons classic merino, and so far I’m happy with the stitch definition.  It isn’t soft squishy merino, but then I don’t think soft and squishy works as well for a jacket (I have heard comments that the Berroco Pure Merino in the pattern tends to stretch.)

I’m finding the stitch pattern so satisfying to work on right now, which is good because I’m a wee bit stressed.

We looked at this house today, but I think it wasn’t quite right for us.  It’s a beautiful home to be sure, but I didn’t love the way it was laid out, and it feels small for a nearly 2000 sq ft house.  I swear though, I nearly would have bought it because it was decorated so beautifully… but I know that if we wait we will find a house that is perfect for us.  I would also rather be closer to central park… that house is  almost literally across the street from my high school, near where Old Louisville ends.  I have hope that we will find a house on one of the lovely walking courts in that area.  We will wait and see.  It is all very exciting!

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8 Responses to “A sleeve!”

  1. Elizabeth August 5, 2007 at 6:10 pm #

    Wow, you knit up that sleeve quickly! It’s looking lovely – I really like that pattern. Definitely hold out for the right house – you’ll know it when you see it.

  2. Suzanne V. (Yarnhog) August 5, 2007 at 6:33 pm #

    Holy smokes, you’re quick! That sleeve looks great. I’ve been planning on doing mine in Cascade 220, but it’s a ways down the list right now. Keep looking for a house that really suits you. It may take a little longer, but you won’t be sorry.

  3. Stacey August 5, 2007 at 6:47 pm #

    Wow you are smokin on Nantucket.

    Yes definitely what for what you really want & deserve!

  4. Avrienne August 5, 2007 at 7:34 pm #

    The Patons merino does give good stitch definition, doesn’t it? I used it for my Rogue, back in the day, and I was very pleased with the way the cables popped right out.

  5. Lin August 6, 2007 at 2:28 am #

    That looks great! The yarn is just right I think :)

  6. Ava August 6, 2007 at 8:34 am #

    Okay, you knit the sleeve up quite quickly, but then again, I envy your speed like you wouldn’t believe. But the house? That was gorgeous! Do you think it felt small because of all the heavy pieces of furniture that they had? The photos shown had really dark wood pieces in it which might add to the claustrophobic feeling. Our house hunting “dredge” was similar, but in the end we were happy with our decision. Good luck with the hunting . . . it’s a lot of work, but worth it.

  7. fiosdepalha August 6, 2007 at 1:49 pm #

    It’s looking lovely! Nice color.

  8. Christie August 6, 2007 at 2:12 pm #

    Beautiful cable work!

    And what a gorgeous house! The brick is so pretty…they just don’t have houses like that in LA.

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