Thursday, January 11, 2007

Tour of Sweaters: #2

Note: Sweater #1 was found! See its photo at the bottom of its post.

Whenever I see an ad for Lopi yarn, I remember Sweater #2. Sweater #2 was really, in retrospect, complex. It was an Icelandic-style pullover. It called for Lopi yarn. I found Lopi yarn somewhere, and knew I couldn't afford to buy all that was required for it. So I ended up buying a bulky weight--say it with me--acrylic yarn. (Of course!)

It actually turned out pretty nice. I can't remember if I made it for myself or for my mom (see a trend here? How many of my knits are for my mom? I'm thinking half of all of them). The body was brown and the yoke designwork was a neat heather grey and an off-white. The only problem with it (beside it being out of acrylic!) was that the neck, predictably, was pretty tight. I may have ripped it out at one point and reknitted it. Oh, and I think it did pill like a mofo.

Not bad for a second sweater, though.


Dharma said...

You look adorable in Sweater #1! Your expression looks a bit like a kid who is being hugged really hard by an elderly aunt - enjoying the love but really wanting the actual display of said love OVER!

Jenn said...

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