Inaugural Sweater

October 28, 2010





First the yarn: 6.5 skeins of SHELTER by Brooklyn Tweed in color Soot. LOVE it, smells wooly good, like friendly clean sheep with a bit of a Lysol note (!) which is appealing to me. It’s bouncy and stretchy when knitting and warm and tweedy while wearing. It reminds me of the old Rowanspun line which was a favorite of mine, but now discontinued. I love that the yarn is local USA grown and milled.
The pattern: Inaugural Sweater by Mary Anarella. Well written, but does not fit like I thought it would. I added inches in length and still a little too short for me. Also the decreases that are made so the sweater would open at the bottom didn’t really work like I wanted, I had to make many more. But my friends and hubby love the sweater, and looking at the pictures, I don’t know what I’m complaining about, it does look pretty cute! Also, I love the look of moss stitch, but hate to do it. This pattern was perfect for me, wide moss stitch lapels that give the look without too much work.

I have so many projects right now I can hardly keep them straight, but I'm up for the challenge! I have baskets filled with half made sweaters everywhere. I love the promise of a new project and start them willy-nilly, (darn it, I wish I could be more faithful to the project at hand) but at least I am being faithful to my yarn fast and am turning my nose up at the enticing Webs and Little Knits sales that pop into my inbox. But still I have such a large stash I'm able to start numerous projects with hardly making a dent. Gads.

This is sweater #15 for 2010, looks like I’ve met my mark and then some. I still have some projects to post, maybe I can get another one in today!

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3 Comments

  1. Isn't that SHELTER amazing? I think the cardi is perfect in the pics too, love the buttons. Bet it'll grow on you as you keep wearing it!

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  2. This looks adorable on you!!! Hubby has good taste :) I hear you on the moss stitching being a pain to do but giving a great result. You have reminded me that I must pick my Winter sweater project!

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