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Loong time and no postings! And to be honest, no knitting either. Since we bought our first Afghan hound in 2007 has my life been so filled with new things that it has been a bit difficult to squeeze in knitting time. An additional difficulty has been that that lovely elegant and in almost all aspects perfect Afghan was as a puppy totally addicted to yarn. As soon as I took out a knitting he was there, watching my movements ready to snatch the ball from my hands.

And that was also the end of Ribby card. One day when I came home had Ludde, the Afghan, had a ball with Ribby cardi. One sleeve was thorn in pieces, and the house was decorated with yarn. No chance to get the yarn to be enough for a new sleeve, and it had to be rewound anyway. So I ripped everything, wound it up in new balls and let it sit for a while. A couple of months ago I felt a small knitting urge lifting it's head, and after a lot of Ravelry search I found the pattern for Sassymetrical by Gay Schiff. Sassymetrical is knitted from the top down, and this is in fact my very first top down sweater! So, her we go, Pictures and info:




Project info:

Pattern: Sassymetrical by Gay Schiff

Yarn: Rowan RYC Cashsoft Aran SH014 (grey)

Needles: Addi 4,5 mm circular needles.



Glad to see you've been knitting again! I can't imagine the horror of coming home to find one's sweater eaten, but you salvaged the yarn beautifully!

Thats a lovely knit. The dog sounds a handful but fun too! Nice to read about your knitting again.

So happy you're knitting and posting again. I never comment, but I wanted to let you know how much I missed your blog and appreciate it. Thank you.

Hi Maud! Glad to see a post...I've missed you! Too bad about the dog-eaten sweater, but it looks like you gave that yarn a perfect project!

Good to have you back!!!

Hi Maud
Glad your are back. Love your knitting and blogs.

Maud, very nice to read of you again! very nice cardigan.

Welcome Back to blogdom. I've always liked your blog and was sad when you disappeared for a while.

Welcome Back to blogdom. I've always liked your blog and was sad when you disappeared for a while.

Welcome Back to blogdom. I've always liked your blog and was sad when you disappeared for a while.

Greetings Maud! I am so VERY GLAD to see you back. I love reading about your life in Finland and seeing your beautiful handknits.

So many of the knit bloggers I have been reading for the past six to 10 years have been forgoing their blogs. Lene has curtailed her blogging considerably, just today Dave in Canada has decided to take a hiatus that may end up being permanent, and even the Yarn Harlot has, for the past year, been considering the status of her continued blogging.

I realize how time consuming blogging is, waiting for good light, posing garments, taking photos, sizing them down, uploading, writing, etc.

Even my own blogging has dwindled considerably to barely a trickle.

But your readers are still here and willing to accept whatever time you can give us.

Thanks so much for sharing! I've missed your posts. They always brightened my week :-)


Welcome to my blog! My name is Maud, and I spend my free hours grooming Afghan hounds, knitting, cooking, and growing bonsai trees. I am since the summer of 2012 reporting from Stockholm Sweden, entries before that are from Esbo, Finland.

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