Sunday, January 25, 2009

the effort to get my arms around it

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We are having a wintry winter. Cold. Snowy. I am trying to embrace it. I do things like take a walk trying to convince myself the views are anything but bleak pretty all monochromatic and ice covered.
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I know I'm really tired of winter when I dig into the old sweater drawer.
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This one circa 1987, still going strong. I tried to find the pattern earlier today , I think it is from a magazine, didn't have the oomph to find which one. I browsed through a hysterical french knitting booklet circa 1985 that could have been called Dolman Sleeves R Us or What to Wear to a Boy George Concert. Loud! graphic! Wiiiide sweaters.

What I can tell you: knit in Brown Sheep Lambs Pride and originally very oversized. Which was the only way you could knit in the 80's, or face arrest by the Sweater Police. I wore it a lot then. Around 1995 I purposefully felted it to fit just so. A little pilly these days, the front & back are knit the same so the neck buckles a little under the chin. Other than that? No complaints.

Except, obviously, about the weather.

10 comments:

Kay said...

Lol at What to Wear To a Boy George Concert. That's our next book.

Just saw somebody dressed up like Madonna in the Papa Don't Preach era. Like she invented it.

Now where are my cobalt blue tights, anyway?

xo Kay

craftivore said...

I'm trying not to whine too, I keep telling myself that the snow and ice look pretty. The blue sweater is totally timeless, a clasic. When it was oversized I imagine you wore some black leggings and white puffy reeboks with it in 1988.

emileeknits said...

Lovely sweater.

We've been having quite the winter, eh? I think this is the first weekend in more than a month that we didn't get significant snowfall.

gayle said...

Tired, so tired, of winter.
If I embrace it, it will only be in an effort to smother it...

Carole Knits said...

I hear you on the weather. Enough! I'm wearing one of the first sweaters I ever knit today. It's not the greatest knitting but it's nice and warm.

Mary Lou said...

I was thinking leggings and black reeboks - ankle high, of course! Hey, without the cold weather, where would us knittahs be?

Cathy R said...

Oh, brrrr. It was in the 70's here last week and is supposed to be a high of 15 today.

Gotta love that Rocky Mountain weather...

Stay warm, keep knitting and treat yourself to some warm bread (without butter, if you insist.)

Turtle said...

Isn't the weather crazy lately? Last week we couldn't see through the fog, then we get snow dusts and low 20's...now they forcast more snow and highs in the mid 40's later this week????

Those poor frozen rose hips!

Cookie said...

I think it all looks lovely and romantic. Since I live in California, feel free to hate me.

You will soon have socks to wear with that sweater, the tights and black Reebocks. You can thank me later.

xo

Ann said...

High five! I was wearing a sweater my mom made, like, 30 years ago. It's like a piece of history, isn't it? Eternal life via handknits . . .

What is it about dolman sleeves? You just want to store something in there, all chipmunkish.