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  • Oh Ann, I just LOVE it when you koigu!

  • Funny that resembles a slighly less askew Clapotis — how cool! I really like the pattern and will have to get the book.

  • I like it tubey-style. Is it wrong that I’m sort of hoping it doesn’t want to stay blocked?

  • You forgot the “UH!” as in “Absolutely NOTHING, UH!”

  • Oh my god–I gave Ann bad germs. In my defense it was not until Saturday morning that I knew I was well and truly sick… I’M SORRY!!!
    And Kay, I think we must have crossed paths in the park yesterday. I was wandering around the same places, but without the knitting.

  • ….. i feel so sorry for buttons #3 and #4…. i hope no one took those selections personally….. taste is such a curious “beast”….

  • …..and when I saw the headline, I was so looking forward to a story about that obscure Canadian sport that nobody in the world does except the…uh….Canadians (my uncle, in particular). Well, ok, maybe the Icelanders or something. But I must agree with Dawn — I kinda hope it stays all tubular-like.

  • Dawn–I’m sort of hoping for a tubey outcome, but I’m knitting eight inches across on this thing and I’m getting two inches of bang for my buck. Must show off all that knitting. Or next time, knit something two inches across.
    Jenny–I guarantee you, there are at least a hundred opportunities for me to meet up with some choice cold germs. Although, I reckon, a New York cold has a nice, exotic cachet to it, so I’m going to blame you.
    And Norma–I’ve provided some choice curling links for you over in Snippets. I’ve been behind in my curling reportage–so glad to catch up. Go USA!

  • Hello,
    Of course, if one googles “knitting” and “curling” most of the links are about stocking stitch, but look, a curling sweater pattern:
    Although I am Canadian, I have never curled. Honest.
    Mary de

  • Not that I have food on the brain or anything but at first glance I thought your curly scarf was a sherbet type thing… yummy!
    Anyway it looks divine (even though it’s not edible) and I think the curlyness will make it lovely & warm.

  • I know I’m a strange American, but I once commandeered my Canadian friends’ TV to watch the North American Curling Championships. And I have curled, in Scotland. Though a good blocking cured it.

  • Ann, what if you went with the tubular form and used it as a slipcover for a little muslin tube of rice? I’ve seen these at stores. People microwave them and throw them around their neck to ease the aches in their neck and shoulders.

  • That’s gorgeous Ann – how much koigu are u using for it?

  • Ann,
    Have you perused the new Spring Interweave Knits? I happened to notice the bi-color brioche sweater (http://www.interweave.com/images/imagesknit/img_knit_backissue/bi-color_brioche.jpg) and thought of your aborted boo-hoo too experiment. This sweater seems quite proud of its Swiss guard roots and actually kinda pulls it off. Might be a thought.

  • Ann, I think you ought to investigate the Brioche Sweater. And not just because it’s named after a Baked Good. xox Kay