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November 01, 2005

A Dream?

Close your eyes and imagine -- wait, that won't work, keep your eyes open -- imagine it's 5:15pm, you've finished work, soup's simmering on the stove, the house is reasonably clean -- reasonably -- and no one else is home.  The house is quiet and your responsibilities are done.  A Dream?   No, this is actually happening to nona as I write.  The setting is perfect -- the moment is right -- to start my new project, Rogue.  Let me give your the back story...

Yesterday -- like any ordinary day -- I was reading my share of knit blogs.  I particularly enjoyed Black Olive's posting answering Carolyn's Knitting MeMe. 

Digression 1:  Don't you just love Black Olive's blog header? 
Digression 2:  Don't you just love reading everyone's answers to Carolyn's Knitting MeMe

Back on point, I got to "Your most favorite knit pattern" question and Black Olive's response, "Rogue is BY FAR, the most fun pattern I've knit."  As any self respecting reader would do, I popped over to check out Rogue.  Did you?  What a great pattern -- Click, Add to Cart, Check Out, Download, Print.  What a beautiful pattern.  A Dream?   No, this actually happened to me.  This pattern -- all 19 pages of it -- is chock full of schematics, diagrams, well written instructions, and choices.  A bargain for $6.00 and worthy of its own "report cover".  What the heck, if this pattern is as good as it seems, I'm going to send the girl from auntie a bonus!

So here I sit, on page 3, step 1, casting on for Rogue and starting the hem.  A Dream?


As for the yarn my friends, that's a story for another day.

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Comments

So what yarn are you using? Love, love, love Rogue - it's a beautiful sweater and I keep hearing that it's also an incredibly well written pattern.

Posted by: Kathy | Nov 1, 2005 11:38:34 PM

It is certainly one of the best written patterns I have ever bought. I am about 2/3 of the way through my Rogue (cardigan version)I am just over halfway through the hood with just the sleeves to do. I'm already contimplating a second one. In case you are interested, there is a Rogue Yahoo group with lots of tips etc.

Posted by: Janine | Nov 2, 2005 3:47:39 AM

I received this pattern as a gift and it's one of the best I received. The hardest part of the pattern is just deciding what yarn to use. I love the color you chose and can't wait to see your progress

Posted by: yahaira | Nov 2, 2005 4:09:21 AM

That pattern is absolutely gorgeous. I keep on going back to the blog just to check her out. It's just a matter of time...

Posted by: Yuvee | Nov 2, 2005 6:26:15 AM

Rogue is on my "what shall I knit soon?" list and has been for a while. I even have yarn.... But you just decided and started within 5 minutes!!! :-) I am looking forward to having the time to concentrate on it properly.

Posted by: Kira | Nov 2, 2005 7:10:40 AM

Oooooo-you'll love knitting Rogue. It was the first sweater I knit that was "challenging". It's the most fun I have ever had knitting. I'm actually knitting my second one know. Enjoy!

Posted by: Kim | Nov 2, 2005 9:58:45 AM

now I mean :)

Posted by: Kim | Nov 2, 2005 9:59:25 AM

What a fun evening! Everyone should have an evening like this on a regular basis.

Posted by: Purly Whites | Nov 2, 2005 10:08:46 AM

Yipee! I have been wanting to do the Rogue for SOO long, but I have Christmas gift obligations firstt.

I am glad you got some quite time to yourself to start it. What a treat!

Posted by: Beak Knits | Nov 2, 2005 11:05:19 AM

Enjoy your evening, that sounds heavenly!! This is a mother of two speaking. :) The Rogue is also a gorgeous sweater. I found that one this summer and opted for the cardigan version-Eris. I've bought my yarn and am waiting until I have a few more little projects done to start mine. I can't wait to see yours!!

Posted by: kimberly | Nov 2, 2005 9:30:05 PM

Gosh I wish my evenings were so peaceful! So glad you love the meme going around...I really have fun reading everyone's answers, I now have some must try yarns and patterns on my list. Can't wait to see your rogue!

Posted by: Carolyn | Nov 3, 2005 5:43:15 AM

OH and...I am tagging you with the meme...answers please!

Posted by: Carolyn | Nov 3, 2005 5:43:59 AM

I had a Rogue about 70% done last winter and on a whim decided I didn't like the yarn I was using and ripped it ALL out. Bought different yarn (Briggs and Little Heritage) and have planned on starting a new one for months now. Alas other things keep popping up and taking the top spot on my "need to knit" list. I have noticed a whole new crop of Rogues popping up though. I also bought Jenna's Eris pattern (and her hat pattern too!) So much to knit, so little time!
The meme was cool. I'll have to follow that one along...one of the better ones I've seen ;)

Posted by: Carla | Nov 4, 2005 6:47:42 AM

You will LOVE Rogue. I am knitting it for the second time and plan a third (for my dd) by Christmas. It is addicting, makes me wonder if there isn't some kind of spell downloaded with the pattern. Can't wait to see yours!

Posted by: Teresa C | Nov 7, 2005 6:03:39 PM

I started Rogue about 2 weeks ago. It's a very fun knit.

I'm about 8 rows away from finishing chart A. I'm using Elann's Peruvian Collection Highland Wool in Pumpkin.

Very seldom do I think of knitting a pattern more than once but I'm already thinking of what yarn I want to use for my next Rogue.

I'll be watching as your Rogue unfolds...

Posted by: Teresa | Nov 9, 2005 7:13:16 AM

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