Tuesday, February 05, 2008

I'm not officially cutting myself off from the LYS, or making actual goals or anything, but I am going to try and knit down some of the sweater batches I have in my stash this year.
And it's rainy today, so it seems like a good time to think about this.
Around 2000 yds of a really pretty cream colored worsted wt wool. I have something in mind. It's based on a sweater I saw in a maternity store this fall. Yes, a maternity store, but I have a different vision than they did - it was just the nugget for my idea. Long chunky sweater, cream yarn, big black buttons and and a lace pattern. Mmmmm.

Here's sweater #2. The Sunrise Circle. I planned to use some Rowan Yorkshire Tweed I have upstairs, but forgot I already began a cardigan out of the Rowan. I like that sweater idea too much to frog it, and this green Arcuania Nature Wool turns out to be on gauge if I knit it on #5s.
Sooo.... Sunrise Circle in Green.
In case you're wondering about the scarves, I'm ignoring them only because they're coming to New Orleans with me. Can't finish ahead of time or I'll have to resort to socks. And I am not in a sock mood these days.
PS Thanks for the birthday wishes! xo

9 comments:

Anna said...

Yay NOLA!! Have a wonderful time & go check out "The Spotted Cat" on Frenchman street. Fun bar, great music. Much cooler than anything on Bourbon St.

Carol said...

Love the cream and the idea for the sweater. Sounds very pretty.

Sarah Jackson said...

LOVE that green. That will be gorgeous!

Sharon said...

Oh cool. New Orleans. I haven't been there in years. I am salivating over that green wool. YUM!

Turtle said...

Wow, really pretty yarns and projects you are working on! Quick question...i just purchased your wrap pattern through PPal but really did not pay attention to if this was a pattern you snail mail or if it is a pdf email pattern. (just asking as I had not seen it in the email so figured i would ask) It is beautiful and i cannot wait to start it!

PlumStitches said...

Happy belated birthday! I love the Sunrise Circle, it will look great in that color. Kind of reminds me of this one (http://www.whisperingpine.org/2007/11/), although your color is slightly different.

Sarah-Hope said...

Pretty green!

The Kelly Green Rogue said...

ooh I love the green! I can't wait to see what you have in mind for the cream. It sounds beautiful!

Temperance said...

Happy belated birthday. I love that green yarn it is a luscious color. Sounds like you have lots of fun planned :)