Thursday, February 08, 2007


I live in the desert where Sweater Season, no matter how thin my blood is, is rather limited.

I have always had a sick fascination with steeks. I don't know why - somehow the idea of taking a pair of scissors to ones knitting (ideally) with no detrimental effects just boggles my mind. I had an opportunity to see Stephanie's Hardangervidda in person when she was here last July, it it was gorgeous. A couple of weeks ago, when I was in Minnesota, I happened across a pile of Dale of Norway sweaters on sale! Of course, being a knitter, I resisted - thinking "I can knit one of those."

Of course, since then we've had snow make an appearance in the desert, and I find myself hauling out my knitwear - and I keep ogling Dale of Norway kits. Ironically, the largest collection of such kits appear to be available at Allegro Yarns, which apparently is located in Minneapolis. I should have saved myself some trouble and just gone and bought one while I was back there ;)

Of course, Hardangervidda calls to me, though not in the colors available. I also like Gjende. The Olympic Sweaters are also lovely - I especially like the US 2002, Vail, and Park City sweaters. Non-traditional Bjerk, especially in green, is just beautiful. I haven't succumbed yet, but I'm weak - and oh so tempted. Thank goodness I'm still working on Avast!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ooh, thanks for linking to of all of these gorgeous sweaters! I live in Southern California and also have limited use for such warmth, but like you I'm really tempted by these. My favorites are the one that Stephanie did, the USA2002 one, and the Bjerk. I'd choose the orange and red, only because I know I'd look ten shades of ill with that lighter green next to my face, even though I like that one more. Allegro Yarns now bookmarked for the future. Thanks!