Friday, March 20, 2009

February in March

This is my third February Baby Sweater on Two Needles from Elizabeth Zimmermann. Every time I knit it, I'm always amazed at how simple it is, but how delicate the result. I just love it.

How fitting that it's snowing today, the first day of Spring.

I used three skeins of Blue Sky Alpacas Sportweight from Purl Soho. And those cute little rhinestone encrusted buttons are vintage buttons I found in my travels. Unfortunately, I only had three, so I staggered them with some plain gold buttons.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Practicality Reigns

No, it wasn't exciting to knit. But will I wear it? You betcha.

Pattern from Rowan's pattern book, "The Cocoon Collection". Pattern is the Lyra Sweater. I removed the eyelet motif at the bottom edge of the sweater ensuring that it be the most practical garment I would ever knit. Yarn is Rowan's Cocoon in color Frost.

I wanted something I could throw on and would be easy to wear, and I got it.