Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Breaking the Fast

It feels like I haven't bought any new yarn for about a million years. Okay, I bought some Calmer earlier this year (yes I know if is only February) but that doesn't really count since that yarn was only bought so I could finish a project started with the same colorway Calmer nearly a year ago. Finally, I have bought new yarn, and I didn't just buy a skein or two, I bought enough for two sweaters and for a lace shawl. I am waiting for yarn to come in for one sweater but in the mean time started a different one using Freedom Spirit by Twilleys, in the Air colorway. This yarn if soft, pretty, and best of all, only $4.70 a skein at the LYS near my office! I am using this yarn to do my own interpretation of Jezebel, a Louisa Harding pattern. Originally, I wasn't going to just do an interpretation, I was going to make this exact sweater, however, after starting the back, I decided that the striping of the Freedom Spirit, while pretty, would be way too much across the front, so I am going to do a drastic modification of the pattern and give it a wide V neck instead of the mock turtle in the pattern. In addition, I think that my sweater is going to end up more clingy than the original.

So far, I have gotten to the point of shaping for the sleeves. The bottom of the sweater has a pretty curl to it, and the sweater is a super easy knit. There is absolutely no shaping involved here.



Anonymous Lissy said...

Congratulations on getting going again with your cold weather sweater mojo. I can't wait to see how you make that sweater your own. It will be lovely, I'm sure.

2:05 AM  
Anonymous stitchywitch said...

I love that Louisa Harding pattern - I can't wait to see your interpretation. It looks great so far!

2:50 AM  
Blogger Siercia said...

oooooh, pretty!

I bet that'll look wonderful on you when it's done.

10:42 AM  

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