Thursday, September 25, 2008

happily lost in the forest...

I try to keep my inner 15-year-old locked away most of the time, well at least so far as my manner of speaking goes, but OMG! I love this sweater. I really consider this my first real REAL sweater, in so far as my first real cozy, cabled, perfectly fall sweater. It turned out just as I hoped, albeit a few errors that I think I'm okay with, for now at least. I just want to wear it all the time.

Are you tired of the gushing? Okay, the deets: This is Forestry (Rav link) from the Fall 2008 issue of Vogue Knitting, knitted with cozy Sirdar Eco Wool. I guess I made some pretty significant modifications, such as knitting it entirely in the round, adding cables up the back, adding some length to the sleeves and body, adding buttons...okay I changed it a lot. But I do think it is a great pattern either way, just that I have an inability to follow patterns to the letter.

I'm also thoroughly impressed with the yarn. This wool is ever so slightly itchy, but for the most part nice and soft and cozy (I'm using this word a lot, aren't I?). I wore this cardigan on a cold, damp night on the west coast while camping, with just a t-shirt underneath, and couldn't believe how warm I stayed. At the same time, it is not too hot to wear in my office. All around I can see I will be wearing this often.

I hope to post some fall shots soon - there have been many sunny beautiful days, and a few quiet and grey.