Sunday, April 27, 2008

Warm Sweaters in Warm Weather

Oh yes, it is so completely lovely out there these days. The warm weather has just made my knitting needles click even faster. I must confess though, this project popped off the needles a while ago- in fact months ago. I just never got around to taking photos of it so I lured my sister into doing it for me.

A lovely Fleece Artist 'moss green' Imogen kit.

I love this sweater. Every stitch of this sweater was completely heavenly to knit. I loved it. It's knit out of Fleece Artists's Alpaca Aran which is 35% alplaca and 65% wool. It was definitely love at first stitch.
I stupidly didn't ask sister-dearest to take any pictures of the back of it for me. In any case, you get the idea. Right?

As far as sweaters go, it's a super fast knit. So easy! It's a bit of a mind bender reading the pattern as it's not constructed in the traditional way (ie- back, front, sleeves, sew together). It's all done in one piece from side to side. No seams. No sewing. Just a lot of 'AHA!' moments. I'm a super visual person and had to just sit down and do it before really wrapping my mind around how it would all come together.
The result? I was pleased.

Yesterday we headed down to the Knitter's Frolic at the Japanese Cultural Centre in Toronto. I stupidly left my camera... somwhere? and so I sadly wasn't able to take a picture of our booth. It was lovely to see so many familiar faces there! We had a splendid time, being surrounded by yarn and knitters all day. If you didn't make it down this year, mark it on the calendar for next!


Craftlover said...

I love this sweater kit! :)
I love the greens, it looks on you, Lynn!!