Saturday, January 24, 2009

Warm woolly goodness


Here's another finished product that was started more than a year ago. My goal was to wrap this up this last weekend, but a reality check right before seaming the shoulders made me realize I needed to rip the front out completely. One of the consequences of taking a long break is being punished by your gauge. I almost talked myself into living with a front that was almost two inches wider than the back, but an early morning session with the winder felt really good. My lazy knitter didn't win this time.

I have a feeling this sweater will be a favorite along the lines of my Central Park Hoodie. It doesn't try to be clever or trendy, just a simple classic design, fairly good fit and the warmest yarn ever.

Pattern: Carrie from Ella Rae
Yarn: Noro Big Kureyon, Color No. 20
Needles: 10 and 10.5

Next up, a sweet penguin sweater for Isabel. I dove into my large Cotton Ease stash for this special request project. I'm already done with the back and one sleeve. Hopefully, her penguin obsession will last long enough for me to finish the sweater!

8 comments:

anne marie in philly said...

nice sweater, mo! a belated happy 2009 to you also!

I have one more "old UFO" to finish, a cardi I started for spouse over 2 years ago. it requires some study on my part to see where I go from here... ;-)

Mandella said...

That sweater looks great on you. Sucking it up and frogging always pays off in the end.

LaurieM said...

Looks good. Nice fit.

Jamisyn said...

Love it!

Ann said...

I'm so impressed ( and a bit jealous!) that you're finishing up such great projects! This sweater looks like a daily wardrobe item with the weather we've been having. Congrats!

tiennie said...

I can see why it's a fav! It's wonderful on you!

Liz K. said...

These sweaters are the reason why we knit: wearable, unique, perfectly fitting. Yay!

Jamisyn said...

Love the sweater!