Wednesday, December 2, 2009

another sweater (and blogger hates me)

This is the second Liesl I've made for myself.  This time I used thinner yarn than what's recommended in the pattern, but I like the effect--it's a bit lacier.  I'm so happy with the Liesl pattern.

I love the yarn I used.  It's a soft and gorgeous alpaca-silk blend.  Even though it sheds like mad I'll definitely use it again the next time I knit myself (or another adult) a winter weight sweater.  I love the color too--it's not a true brown, but rather a reddish cinnamon.  In the context of my 90% brown winter wardrobe, this counts as some real pizazz. 

I made the sleeves fairly long.  I feel like every fall I have to re-answer the question:  can I wear a long sleeved t-shirt with a 3/4 length sleeved sweater?  And every year I answer "sure!" and then wonder whether I look like some kind of weird scarecrow or a crazy hobbit or something.  So now I have a sweater that goes a little beyond my wrist and I can feel proportionate.

(I made this before the babies were born, when I was bored stupid on bedrest.  I feel like I need to mention that.  But I sewed the button on last week!  Hooray for me!)

Edited to add:  blogger hates me and originally published this two weeks in the past, instead of yesterday.  That, or I time travelled.   Now I've reposted it.


NeuroClassyMommy said...

I am thoroughly impressed! I just recently tried to teach myself to knit and grew frustrated quickly! I haven't given it up yet, but I can't even fathom a day when I would finally be able to create a complete garment. And a cute one, to boot!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! It looks terrific.

Amanda, Jake, and Parker Patow said...

Yes, the sweater is very good...but YOU LOOK FABULOUS!!! ;)

Karen said...

Thanks :)