Sunday, September 26, 2010
The origami sweater is finished, and I'm liking it pretty well. It's quite a hard thing to photograph, not only because it's black but those sleeves! This is a kit from Frog Tree Designs using their 100% alpaca sport weight yarn. It's perfect for this type of design because it drapes so well. If you like mindless knitting like I do, this is the project for you. The sweater is two rectangles, one knit as tall as I am, and the other much smaller, in k1, p1 rib throughout. The smaller piece is folded in half for the front:
And the other piece is folded like origami to make the back and sleeves, hence the name. There are four seams to the whole thing, one for each shoulder and one on each side of the front. And that's all there is to it.
Methinks I need another one in a light neutral. Did I say I liked this knit? Most of September was spent finishing this up, but in keeping with my list of projects for fall, I started one of my new fall projects, Cocoon from the book Haiku Knits:
. . . and wasn't liking it! I began to have second thoughts about this sweater for me. It's all right, but I felt I might not wear it that much. I looked through The Cocoon Collection, the book I got in my Ravelry trade with the Cocoon yarn, and found no fewer than 5 designs I had enough yarn to make. I consulted my wardrobe assistant (hubby), and he very practically pointed out the one I would wear the most:
This is Lyra, a scoop neck pullover. It's plain, yes, but I like the simplicity of it. It certainly fits the mindless knits category, so I know I will enjoy making it, and probably the finished product as well.
Since I took the Haiku Knits detour, I will not have this sweater done by the end of September, which was my random goal. I thought it would be neat to do one of the projects on my list and finish a WIP each month. That works if the project isn't too big or complex, but not all of my projects are that way. But regardless, it's been a fun month of knitting, with more to come.
I wanted to say thanks to you folks who stop by my blog when I post something. It's nice to know you're out there, and I do appreciate your comments. I don't know how to get in touch with some of you to respond, although sometimes I reply in my own comments, but here's a great big thank you to all of you!