A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

May 7, 2005

On a Whim

I started a new project yesterday on a whim. Normally I don't like really bulky knits since they make me look, well, bulky. But I was intrigued by Teva Durham's Leaf Lace Pullover. It's construction is really unusual and I can't say no to leaves in lace. I had briefly and half-heartedly looked for yarn for this project on the many, many shopping excursions I've been on lately but I couldn't bring myself to plunk down $70-100 for a sweater I might hate and never wear. Then I remembered a big bag of chunky wool I got in the January swap. It's Swa Laine 100% wool with an interesting cable construction in a horrifyingly puke-like color. Held doubled and knit on 15s I got gauge with it. I plan on knitting the sweater and over-dyeing the whole thing when I'm done. I've already finished the lower body and have started on the upper body. Photos tomorrow.