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.

swatch Never mind the blur… isn’t it purty?

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.

wip_body 
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.

4 Replies to “Swatch You Talkin’ About, Willis?”

  1. Morgan says: August 16, 2007 at 4:18 pm

    I love the colr of that yarn! I can’t wait until it’s done. Mom and I went to Hospice today to see if they had any How-to-knit books for her. We didn’t find any, but I told her to just go to knitinghelp.com I think she is going to do that! Knitting Rules!!!

  2. Holly says: August 16, 2007 at 4:39 pm

    I’m not sure if mom can use knittinghelp.com with her slow-as-molasses internet connection. Maybe I’ll lend her one of my books or better yet teach her how to do it when I see her next month. Glad I turned you into a knitting convert!

  3. Mick says: August 19, 2007 at 10:01 pm

    Or get her some proper internet for Christmas!

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