As 2010 was drawing to a close, and I was trying to cram in every last shawl and Christmas hat, I really found myself wanting to work on sweaters. Don't get me wrong - I love hats, scarves, lace shawls, and even socks. Somehow, sweaters - with their issues of fit, gauge, and fashion, seem like the holy grail of knittings. Plus, it's cold out! I wear this to work nearly every day, and could use a few more. Besides, even Tika mentioned that eleven sweaters in a year might be a bit crazy. I don't deny that I might resort to tiny sweater-shaped ornaments by December, but I'm going to go for some full size ones in the mean time.
I'm turning my ridiculous Palette stash:
into an EPS colorwork yoke sweater (which meant ordering 9 skeins of charcoal heather for the body and sleeves, but this still counts as stash busting)! I'm cruising through the body, and am now faced with a decision:
Autumnal browns and reds?
Cool greys and greens?
I ask you, my lovely readers... what do you think?
And, because January is also for baking hot things, I'm celebrating my pantry reorganization with these potholder tutorials:
Time to dust off that sewing machine!