Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sunday Knitting

So here is my finished Cozy V-Neck Pullover. Unfortunately, this is the best picture I have since the thing makes me look like a big grape pudding (and the camera battery died before getting many photos, so there was little to choose from.) It's the same pattern as this sweater, which I love. It's pretty comfy so I expect I'll wear it despite it's unflatteringness. 

The main change from last time is that I used a different yarn in an attempt to make it slightly less cozy (i.e. sweltering.) Previously I used the recommended yarn, Cascade Pastaza, which is a heavy worsted/aran. This time I used Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride, and regular worsted and one of my common go-to yarns. Strangely, the thickness varied greatly through the skeins. Every time I've used it in the past it has been quite uniform, so perhaps they've made some changes in the production of the yarn.

The other small change is that I made this one a little longer, to cover my back more completely even when I'm leaning or bending. Nothing worse then bending over to tie a shoe and exposing my lower back to the chilly winter air and the unwelcome gaze of nearby onlookers.

I'm basically happy with the sweater, which actually looks fine to me when I look in a mirror, so to hell what with the camera says. I'm never especially photogenic. It's comfortable and purple, so what more could I really ask for?

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