September 30, 2004
Anyway, congrats to Kerry for a job well done.
PS. If you enjoy political cartoons:
The sweater is a variation on the Grayson pattern from Berroco's Connoisseur Collection, vol. 1. I bought both the pattern and the yarn from a store in Providence in February, 2002. I'd decided that I wanted to learn to cable, and so decided to do it with a bang. The pattern was reasonably ugly but the best I could find in any of the pattern books, so I chopped about 8 inches of stockinette off the bottom, changed the sleeves, and didn't use the contrasting yarn on the hems. The picture from the pattern book should give you an idea of where I started from:
I used Aurora 8 from Karabella because I loved the way it felt. It's truly a gorgeous yarn to work with, though the sticker shock is still there for me 2.5 years later. I learned a ton while making this sweater: