Monday, November 20, 2006
Tranquil Lagoon Pullover
Here's my new "what shall I wear on such a cold day?" sweater. It's another from the Austermann Stricktrends #27 book. I used elann.com's Peruvian Highland Chunky yarn in Tranquil Lagoon. It's a much subtler color blend than shows up in the pictures. It took me 14 skeins rather than the 10 I originally estimated from the yarn requirements given. Since I substituted a different yarn, I was not surprised that it took a little more. It's so very nice and snuggly that I am really pleased that I made it. It is very unusual, as was the pink tasseled pullover from the same book that I made this fall also, but when they're in such a large gauge, you can knit them up so quickly that it isn't an enormous time commitment for a possibly "weird" sweater, and so it's easy to take the plunge. I am really glad I did.
I like the back almost as well as the front. It's just a very nice proportion of stockinette to reverse stockinette.
I'm about to go see if I can cut and stitch the lining for the Burda WOF skirt from the August, 2006 issue that I'm finally making up. It's going well, and I hope to get it done this week. I have a small craft project that I committed to helping with though, that may have to come first. Just when I'm all in the mood for my skirt, too. Oh well, that's what I get for volunteering.