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Der er en meget tilfreds 4-årig dreng i min familie lige nu. LB har fået sin togtrøje, og han er glad. Meget glad. Så glad at han faktisk ikke rigtig har ville have andre trøjer på siden han fik at vide, at nu var den (endelig) klar til at bruge.

There is an utterly satisfied 4-year old in my family at the moment. LB has (finally) received his train sweater, and he is happy. Very happy. So happy in fact that he has asked to wear it every day since it was ready for use.

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Han har også fulgt meget nært med i processen. I starten blev der spurgt til fremskridtet flere gange om dagen, men da togtrøjen ikke skred helt så hurtigt frem som ønsket, faldt frekvensen af spørgsmålene. Dog kom han ofte med strikkeposen med trøje i og mente, at jeg da skulle strikke på den i stedet for alt muligt andet. Her den sidste måneds tid er der kun blevet spurgt til fremskridtet et par gange om ugen – måske var han ved at opgive håbet?

He has followed the process very closely. In the beginning he asked if it was finished at least a couple of times every day, but as the sweater didn’t seem to progress nearly as fast as he wished the frequency of the questions fell. Even so, he often brought me the project bag containing the sweater and told me to knit it (instead of whatever other project I was working on). During the last month or so, he has only asked once or twice a week – perhaps he was beginning to loose hope?

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Trøjen er en test på et design, der kommer hos Filcolana, og den er da også strikket af det skønne New Zealand lammeuld. Det er nu bare et skønt garn, og blødt og fint efter vask. Det løber også langt, der går blot 120 gram til en størrelse LB. Nu skal den så bare strikkes op igen til Filcolana, for jeg tror næppe, at den unge herre vil gå med til at hans trøje bliver beslaglagt til kollektionsprøve.

The sweater is a test of a design, which will be part of a coming Filcolana collection, and therefore it is made from the wonderful New Zealand lammeuld. It is a lovely yarn, and soft and springy after washing. It also has a rather decent yardage, as I only needed 120 g for a size LB. Now I only need to work up another sample for Filcolana, as I happen to believe that the young gentleman will protest quite loudly if I suggest to appropriate his sweater for use as a collection sample.

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Den var rigtig sjov at strikke og rimelig hurtig (hvis man da ikke lige medregner mine ærmeproblemer). Jeg kan ikke lade være med at få ideer til andre trøjer med flerfarvestrik til LB, men tiden i det nuværende strikkebudget er desværre ikke til den slags udskejelser, så det må blive ved tanken det næste stykke tid.

It was a fun knit, and also rather quick if you discount my slight sleeve problems. I’ve found myself thinking about making more stranded sweaters for LB, but at the moment my time budget for knitting is pretty full, so it will probably have to wait a while.

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