everything old is new again
I always thought of myself as a sweater knitter. To me, sweaters were the main course of knitting, and hats or scarves were little snacks to have once in a while on the side.
In 2006 it seems I went wild with the chips and crackers, I didn't finish a single sweater. In fact I barely worked on one, and that baby is going to be ripped out in the near future.
This sweater was started at the end of 2005.I'd bought a button I was crazy about while on vacation in New Mexico and decided to knit a sweater for it. Can you say "Bass Ackwards" ?
It's a Cutaway in Rowanspun DK, last seen with half a back knit in November 05.
Being one of Bonne Marie's wonderful designs, it is so well written , it's practically knitting itself . (That and it's mostly stockinette with shaping.) I've whipped out the back, the two fronts and cast on for the sleeves. Two on one, that is.
Below I am illustrating the velcro qualities of my backdoor tree (aka the lazy photographer's quick wall for knit shots) and also the oddly attractive combo of random orange waste yarn and the lavendar tweed. I'm tempted to blanket stitch the edge in something terra cotta-orangey.
Fortunately I still like the pattern I chose, I still like the yarn.
I'm just not sure it goes with the button.