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Sunday, September 16, 2007
 
Oh Pretty Cardigan, How I Covet Thee.




I Love it.
Love everything about it. Except maybe the yarn, which isn't really my color. Otherwise, classic loveliness personified. Simple and flattering. The perfect pattern to show off some really special yarn.

The perfect pattern to have in mind as I wander blissfully around the Taos Wool festival.
The sweater was designed by the fabulous Amy Swenson. Find it here.


Meanwhile, I'm planning two sweaters for the boys using the Incredible Custom-Fit Raglan Sweater Pattern. The sweaters will be top-down with hoods, kangaroo pockets and vertical racing stripes on the sleeves. Each will be a combination of 4 bright colors. I just spent exactly $31.56 on yarn for BOTH sweaters at Knitpicks.


Knitting is really for EVERYONE over at knitpicks. You gotta love those prices.


Also, thanks to a recommendation from Kelena, I've been completely seduced by the Knitpicks podcasts lately. After listening breathlessly to the first one, I began to mentally rearrange my livingroom to make space for a spinning wheel.


I don't know the first thing about spinning, but I feel sure it will change my life for the better someday. sigh.


I have recently completed a few small things: A pretty headband for a 12-year old.
A pair of adorable mittens with a string for my little kiddo. A knitted bracelet with a flower for a teenage cousin.


I will take pictures someday soon and post. These days life offers little time.


For now I'm focused on beginning the boys' sweaters so that I have ample mindless knitting on the drive up to Taos. It's essential to be productive during this (unprecedented) kiddo-free weekend. All of my creative energy must be available for the yarn shopping.


Good lord I'm excited.

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I love the sweater but definitely in a different color. I'm so excited, I get look through all the yarn Mari brought from Peru this morning! There is a sweater just waiting to be knit from baby alpaca.
 
OMG! I was not seconds ago looking at the very sweater contemplating whether I could use the orange Elann yarn that we bought for the defunct KNit-behind. Seriously, it could be our fall season contemplate-it-never-knit-it project! I agree the yarn choice leaves a little to be desired, but the shape, the cables, ahhh the top-down construction.....I'm already dreaming about it.
 
I just cast on for the same cardigan, I did'nt like the color either. I'm making it in Heather Gray, so far it is a very easy knit
 
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