Saturday, January 15, 2011

Ahhh...New Year, New Yarn, New Sweater

Well, the new sweater part might be a stretch since I get bored with knitting very easily and put it down to do other things too often.  But, it is January still, so I'm gonna think positively and set a goal to knit a little each night when I watch tv.  Who knows?  I might get a whole sweater done this year--heck, maybe I can even finish the socks I've had on the needles for a year and knit the hat I promised Hannah and finish spinning the superwash wool on the spinning wheel and fix the global economy and end world hunger and bring about world peace.  Hey, you never know, stranger things have happened.  :)

On to the details.  The sweater is  a Berroco design called "Ditto"  I may do a few mods on the pattern.  First, I like the short sleeves but I will probably make long sleeves since I don't like being cold, and second, after seeing my friend's "Ditto" sweater, I know I want to do something with the neckline because it's too stretchy.  I'm not sure what I'm doing yet--maybe I'll knit an extra inch or so and turn it under for a neckband.  I'll leave that decision for later on in the sweater-making process.

I'm making it out of  a yarn called "Amity" by Ella Rae which is 75% acrylic and 25% wool.  So far, I like knitting with it.  It's not a yarn I'd ever heard of before but WEBS had a great sale on it so I thought I'd try it.  So far, I've knit 2" of ribbing on the body so I have a loooooooooong way to go, and there is a lot of plain stockinette stitch ahead of me (snooze) before I get to the interesting part, which is the yoke.  I hope my magpie brain doesn't get distracted by a different, shiny, glittery project before I get to the fun part.


Cindy said...

Creativity every day....knitting every are on a discipline roll, my friend. :)

Your sweater is gonna be gorgeous. That's your color! Does the acrylic content mean you can wash and have no felting?

Tink said...

So cute...and I love the new blog outfit!

Vonnie said...

Now there's a headline... Washington Knitter Ends World Woes
Love it!

Eilidh said...

What magpie brain--ooh, there's somethng shiny! Wait! Did I tell you about my hangnail? Oops, I forgot my appointment! I think I'll just draw...Lookit I made the other minute! It's an unfinished symphony! Why can't I just stay home today! Huh?!