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Friday, September 30, 2016

Sweater Weather!

I might be all about the accessories right now, but sweater season is coming fast, and I have some hardcore sweater plans for this fall! I want to thank everyone for their input regarding my second Amiga cardigan, and I've made a decision. The insanely wonderful and intelligent Julie said: "perhaps before frogging, have a trip through the Ravelry patterns section and see if you can find another pattern that you would be excited to knit with it?"

Well, I did just that, and I realized that the biggest reason this yarn's been failing me is because I've been knitting cardigans with it. Most of my cardigans are actually pretty tame, and this yarn is just too loud for a cardigan. But I definitely rock a wild and crazy pullover, and that's exactly what I'm going to do. I'm going to put this in my WIP basket for now, and when I get around to it, I'll frog it and knit up a pullover (right now the plan is to use Allyson's Adventure Tee pattern). Stay tuned.

I've got a few sweaters on the needles now-my Cormac and an Audrey in Unst, as well as a Sweatshirt Sweater for my mum.  My main focus right now is my mum's sweater-she's ready for full woolies before me, and I want to get this done quickly for her. After that, I'll probably try to bang out Cormac so it's not lingering forever-Audrey's been hanging tight for a while, and she might end up being a February-March project to transition out of winter.

I have two more sweaters for me planned for this year: I decided to frog my Winter Helmut and use the yarn to make a modified Vianne instead. I'll go over more details later, but ultimately I decided that I have better things to do than knit patterns that make me want to rip my hair out, and Andi is a fantastic pattern writer, and Vianne has pretty much everything I wanted for this yarn (or, it will once I make a couple quick mods).

The last sweater is a new design project that I'm actually really excited for. It's a squishy cozy (worsted weight!!!!) pullover, and I have a picture in my mind of being able to wear it Xmas morning, so I'm really gonna have to get over my accessories kick soon and get my sweater mojo on!

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  1. I can't wait to see. Glad you're happier with another pattern for this yarn.

  2. I'm so glad that I was able to help, thanks for the shout out! it's going to be an awesome pullover. And I'm seriously drooling over all that gorgeous mist alpaca, that is going to be heaven!!!

  3. I love that crazy color and just bought a new fall jacket in that color (maybe a tad muted!!). I can't wait to see that pullover!

  4. Great color for fall! Can't wait to see what sweater you'll be knitting with it! -Sierra