Tuesday, July 3, 2007

My Norwegian sweater - tour de France - project












My mother and I were visitng Norway in May. Our relatives took us on a tour of the area (near Egersund in Rogaland) which included a visit to the Gjestal factory outlet store. My mother picked up some lime-green yarn (10 balls for $10.00-total!) I spent more than that, but this was still a bargain. I also bought a pattern, which is in Norwegian, so I'll have to work on figuring it out. It is a cardingan with an all-over two color pattern using the dark blue and brown yarn. The other three are used in the contrasting border. I hope to get started on the gauge swatch today and be ready to start the sweater on July 7th along with the start of the Tour de France.



I have finally managed to instal my scanner. We got a new computer and it hadn't been reinstalled. So here is the picture from the pattern book of this sweater. (I hope) The photo is not a good one, because it doesn't show the contrasting border very well. Why don't knitting pattern books think about these thing?

9 comments:

Meg said...

what a gorgeous sweater - can't wait to see the progress!

Charisse said...

oooh, good luck with your tour de france challenge. the colours you've chosen for your jumper look great!

Riggwelter said...

Hi just visiting from the TdeF blog. I'm also in the Polka Dot jersey group.
Love the colours you have chosen for you cardi, good luck with it.

knittin'_kitten said...

Just stopping by from the TdFKal! I love the sweater pattern you've chosen and am looking forward to seeing your progress with it!

Nikki said...

Another TdFKAL-er here :) go polka dots! LOL

Your sweater will be gorgeous!

Probably Jane said...

Hello from another maillot de pois rouges! That jumper looks a wonderful challenge - I'm off to Norway for a few days in a couple of weeks so I will be watching your progress with great interest.

Christina said...

Another one from Tdf, also a polka dot!! what a great project, that looks a suitable challenge for the tour!!

natalie said...

Hi from a polka dot!
Wow, a whole sweater. I am very impressed!

Cecile said...

Thanks so much to all of you for your comments and words of encouragement. I went to a family reunion held in Alabama over the 4th of July weekend (U.S. Independence day). We do this every 2 years. It was great fun. I worked on the gauge swatch for my sweater on the way down and on the way home (on the 7th) cast on and started on the ribbing. I guess I should put this into a new post. I'm so new at this. Bear with me.

Thanks again. I will visit your blogs too and see what you are working on, now that I am home again.