Wow -- thank you so much for the amazing response to my Trina pattern! I am both shocked and awed that so many people have downloaded it and added it to their Ravelry queues. A couple have even cast on already! The lovely Lena, who has involuntarily become my test knitter, has identified a few of mistakes in the pattern, which have now been fixed. So if you downloaded the pattern already, please replace it with the new version (it's up on Ravelry), and of course if you have any questions, let me know!
So on to new knitting business...it appears that the yarn I bought in Argentina got knitted up almost as soon as it made its way into my stash. I cast on for my Modified Drops Jacket mere days after I returned home, and only a couple weeks after I was done with that, I had this:
Yarn: ~600 yards of Yanabey Merino
Needles: US 10 circs and dpns
Start to Finish: January 22 - February 5, 2009
Notes: There's not too much to say here -- I just wanted a plain ol' turtleneck sweater, nothing fancy. I cast on the number of stitches I knew I needed for my hip measurements and sort of improvised from there. It's a simple bottom-up, in-the-round raglan. I did a little short-rowin' at the top to raise the back, then knit the turtleneck in 2x2 rib for several inches and folded it down. There are ribbed cuffs at the bottom of the sleeves, too, and I made them long enough to pull over my hands:
As with my other Argentinian yarn project, this sweater is H-O-T! (I'm talking temperature here, I'm not that full of myself). It's been perfect for wearing to the mountains and cozy on cold days. I'm sure it will also come in handy this San Francisco summer, which may or may not actually be, but sure feels like, the absolute coldest time of the year.
And as before, I loved working with this yarn and love how it knitted itself up. I'm just sad I don't have 10 skeins more (or 100).
Also -- my amazing grandmother made the ribbon flower I pinned on and immediately deemed the perfect accessory to this sweater. I have sung her knitting praises before, but she is truly a multi-faceted crafter. Thank you, Grams!