No A/C? No Problem!

So, it’s 100°F outside and very humid. Your 24 year old [!] air conditioning stops working. What do you do?

If you’re me, apparently you start a very wooly sweater for DH (again).

Why not? I was already hot…

wooly sleeve
sleeve one, cobblestone pullover, IK Fall 2007

DH likes Jared’s (b r o o k l y n t w e e d) Cobblestone Pullover so much that he kept asking me when I was going to start it. I had to wait for the magazine to arrive!

I love Peace Fleece. Mmm tweed.
Yes, magic loop again.

I’ve already made a couple of minor modifications to the pattern — rolled cuffs (jared’s pattern has the neckline rolled; I’m repeating it at the cuffs and possibly the hem) per DH’s request and some minor adjustments for gauge. I like this particular Peace Fleece knit at 16 stitches/4″ on US8, which is a bit different from the pattern gauge. Neither change is major.

If I can find a longer Knit Picks cable, I may start the second sleeve and work both at the same time. Sleeves are long, especially for my 6’3.5″ DH!

10 Comments so far

  1. E on August 6th, 2007

    Love that color :)

  2. Bethe on August 6th, 2007

    Very nice! That pullover is a great piece and it’ll look great in Peace Fleece (which I adore). The new Interweave is plain old fantastic. Many items have either already gone into the queue or will be going in shortly.

  3. Ashley on August 6th, 2007

    You are a stronger woman than I, that’s for sure. I’m prone in front of the a/c right now.

  4. Dawn on August 6th, 2007

    No a/c Ack!! well, since you are already hot why not add sticky to it too. Hope you get some cool air soon!

  5. kelp! on August 6th, 2007

    You’re knitting in zero a/c? Damn. I can’t even imagine. I can’t wait to get my mag!

  6. Laura on August 7th, 2007

    I have been in your situation with no a/c. I found out that I can live in a house that is 84F but, not 90F. I was running around with my jammies on and nothing else for a week and begging the repair people and actually trying to bribe them to come and fix the thing. Wouldn’t you know, the DH was out of town in a cool part of the country and didn’t have to live in the hell I was in. He wasn’t worried….grrr!
    Your sweater is lovely and the new IK is so amazing!

  7. stacey on August 7th, 2007

    I haven’t shown the sweater to my hubby yet – I’m afraid he may want one! (He’s 6’3″ and on the bigger side!) Great choice of yarn – it is going to be great! No a/c – ugh – I work in the sub-basement floor of a hospital – I wear sweaters all year round!

  8. kristina on August 7th, 2007

    I LOVE that sweater. I know that John-Paul will never let me knit him a sweater, so I am thinking of making it in a child’s size for my son. He appreciates everything I make!

  9. Holly Jo on August 7th, 2007

    That is a great sweater! My husband likes it, but replied with a very, “sure you could knit that for me” way which means I won’t. :)

    the color is great and you are a very, very brave woman to knit with wool with no a/c. Can’t-even-imagine. Bleh.

  10. Adrian on August 9th, 2007

    You’ll be wishing for A/C by the time you get that beast of a sweater all on one needle!

    It’s going to be super fantastico in Peace Fleece.