All right, I’ll admit that’s one of my lamer post titles, but I couldn’t resist.
A couple of things: Over the weekend I purchased Sweater Wizard. Fun stuff! However, until I actually knit a sweater from one of their patterns, I cannot say whether or not you should purchase it. I’m optimistic though!
I’ve been trying really hard to resist buying more yarn, at least until I use up some of the yarn I already have. Unfortunately, the other day I happened upon a yarn store I’d never been to before and, well, I caved.
I purchased 8 skeins of Himalayas Queensland Collection 100% wool, thinking it would make a delicious sweater for moi.
Using the Sweater Wizard, I designed a raglan cardigan with a hood and bell sleeves. I’m knitting it in the round, which I’ve never done with a cardigan before (or a sweater, for that matter). One of the biggest complaints with sweaters I’ve knit in the past is that set in sleeves make me look too boxy. I’m thinking the raglan sleeves will be better for my figure, but having never knit a garment with them before, I won’t know for sure until it’s complete.
Right now I’ve got about four projects on the needles, but this one is taking up all of my attention for the moment. Since this yarn knits up relatively fast, I’m hoping to be finished within a couple of weeks.