Nutcracker Sweet, Part 3 – the technicalities

OK, so I’ve got most of the yarn – one color is on order – and I’m on gauge. Most people jump in and start knitting here, but not me. As I’ve said, I’ve learned the hard way that too many projects are doomed to failure in the beginning stages. Besides, I usually end up…

Nutcracker Sweet, Part 2 – more yarn subs & gauge

So, after a second trip to the LYS, here’s what the yarn collection looks like. The Rowan “kid classic” is in the middle, flanked by all the Berroco “Ultra Alpaca” and some Nashua “Kid Mohair” on the bottom and the left. (The printed color swatches of the Cascade 220 used in the original design are…

Nutcracker Sweet, Part 1 – yarn subs

OK, I found my next exciting project. #29 from the recent VK Hol 2007. This sweater is so freakin’ sassy, I can’t believe it. Faux fur & satin pockets! Actually, I like almost every sweater in this layout, which is a refreshing change – in the past couple of years I’ve spent more time going…