Monday, February 16, 2009

My New Sweater...and a P.S.

My turn! After lots of smaller projects of socks, doggie sweaters, hats, and the like, I decided it was time for a new sweater for me!

I chose a design from Garnstudio's...DROPS 83-7. (Don't you wish they had cute names instead of just numbers?) And, what a quick knit. I finished it over a long weekend!

My yarn was recycled from a thrifted men's sweater knit in Ecuador. The wool is rather hairy, a bit itchy and had bits of embedded vegetation. (I'm still wondering what those sticker-y Ecuadorian plants might be.) I love the beautiful soft, natural gray.

I (almost) always make a few modifications when I knit. This time, I only made one. I reversed the left front cables to make them mirror-imaged. I hesitated with the bulky collar (it's knit double- stranded), but went with it. I like it, but would modify it if I were to make this again.

The buttons were from my stash of "orphans." Some are vintage, and each are now one-of-a-kind. All of them found there home on the front of my new sweater!

I hate having my picture taken. But, since you asked, I posted a snap made by a coworker. You can see my sweater in action here.