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.


magnusmog said...

It's gorgeous - very cosy too :)

La MaƱosa said...

Your sweater looks so pretty!

Valerie said...

That sweater is beautiful! Bravo!

Anonymous said...

What a great sweater. I'd like to see what it looks like on you! Thanks for sharing.

JanKnit said...

Thanks!! You're all so sweet. Please check out my "P.S." at the end of the post. I've (reluctantly) posted an action shot of the sweater! :o)

adrienne *+*(^_^) +*+ said...

I saw your progress on ravelry.. You really knit that up super fast.. beautiful!!