Wednesday Sweater Progress

November 10, 2010

I’ve slowly been growing the green Peace Fleece sweater, and am now working on the yoke!  Which of course means the longest rows of the whole sweater, plus a cable pattern thrown in which means progress has slowed down.  The good news is that since there are no sleeves, I’m in the home stretch now.  The Peace Fleece is knitting up beautifully, and shows the cables very well. 

 I can’t wait to finish up, not only because I love a finished sweater, but because next up is the Tree of Life Aran from Country Weekend Knitting.  (The finished objects on Ravelry for this sweater aren’t very nice, but in my mind it is going to be beautiful, trust me)  I got a whole bunch of Blackstone Tweed just waiting to go.  It’s a lovely dark blue colour, with light blue tweedy bits.  The yarn is a blend of wool, mohair, and Angora and just beautiful.  Believe it or not this was my third colour choice, but the only one they had enough balls of yarn in.  First was a delightful teal, second was a lighter blue, but this third choice is pretty nice as well. 

I’ve been having trouble thinking about what sweaters I want to make in the future, and have chosen this one mainly to make a nice big bulky sweater that will fit over my current shape, and whatever my future shape will be.  If you are like me, and have been mostly the same shape and size for the last 15 years or so, choosing sweaters used to be pretty easy.  I had a bit of a sense of what I liked, what would look good on me, and would know right away what size to make.  But now, I  don’t really know!  I may be one size now, and 5 months from now, a completely different size!  It may not be my former size, but a modified one, larger all over, larger on top, larger on the bottom, I don’t know!  So many factors are going to influence this, how long I get to feed my baby, what will happen when I stop.  It just makes my head spin, and it also means unfortunately that some of my more fitted sweaters, made to fit my previous measurements, may have to stay in the sweater chest awhile longer.  I may have to re-evaluate my sweater queue as I get to know my new shape, and learn which sweaters will enhance it rather than detract from it.  Until I figure it out, the Tree of Life Aran made in a generous size is going to be perfect for keeping me cosy by the fireplace this winter, and next.

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One Response to “Wednesday Sweater Progress”

  1. Cheryl S. said

    Three cheers for big, cozy sweaters! That looks like a really nice pattern.

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