Sunday, April 15, 2012
I haven't made a sweater in awhile, so decided it was about time. A birthday party was being held for an old friend, and I had 'nothing to wear' - that is nothing I wanted to wear. I hate shopping so decided to make myself a new sweater. I opted for an old favorite pattern called a bat wing sweater. It's knitted all in one piece, starting at one cuff, then knitting right through the body and out the other arm. I improvised (as usual) as I went along, so it was a challenge to remember what I'd done when I started on the second half of the body. It all worked out though, and was a big hit at the party. It's mostly wool, with some silk, dyed samoyed hair, and art yarn stripes that add a little bit of sparkly.