19 February 2010

Finally, Non-Secretive Knitting!

021710Sweater

I actually finished this a few nights ago, but this being my busy week, I hadn't gotten around to blogging it. This is the second kid's sweater done in Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool that I'll be sending to Afghanistan (along with this one). Cousin Brian's deployment will be up soon, so I'll likely just send them to afghans for Afghans at this point. Either way, they should help to keep someone warm who needs it, and that was the point of making them.

This one is a top-down rolled cuff raglan. I'd done one years ago from a pattern (Oat Couture, maybe? I know I've still got it around here somewhere), but it's simple enough to sort out with a bit of EZ math, so I winged this one and it turned out well. I said it before, but I really did enjoy working with this yarn, and I expect I'll be using it to make something for myself at some point.I have a couple of vest projects I need to sort out first, though. One is a Fair Isle vest in Harrisville Shetland and the other is an Aran vest in some springy, slightly grayish-blue, seawater-and-solar-dyed yarn I got from Nanney Kennedy at Rhinebeck last fall. All I have for both at the moment is yarn with no pattern, so a bit of swatching and designing needs to be done.

3 comments:

MaureenTakoma said...

Partially due to your comments re: Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool, I am using it to make a Pie Man sweater for my bid in the Knitting Olympics. I'm quite liking the yarn and, as you noted, the price is pretty fabulous. If I actually due finish it in time the sweater will go to afghans for Afghans in time for their March 1 deadline.

Michelle M. said...

What a great sweater. I don't know the first thing about knitting, but I love the rolled cuff/neckline thing.

MollyBeees said...

Gawjus Deah!!!!