As many of you know, I love to knit sweaters for Puzzle. I’ve got a little collection of photos of Puzzle wearing her sweaters at http://photos.breakdownlanetraveled.com. Click on (what else?) Puzzle’s Sweaters to view the photos and comments on the history of each sweater. I don’t have all the sweaters up there but I’ll add as I take the photos.
I generally have more than one project cooking at a time. Right now I’m working on a sweater that uses two contrasting colors combined yarns, DK weight, Merino swish wool. The pattern is modeled after the half-tube with ribbing border shown below. Another sweater I’m working on also uses two yarns, one a cotton blend ribbon and the other worsted weight Peruvian wool. It is very brightly colored and would do well on a dismal winter day. The pattern is a rectangle type I’ve never tried before. I’m worried it won’t be long enough, but the rectangle can always be extended! No one would ever know!
This is a sweater I’m making for myself. As you can see, I haven’t gotten very far with it. I’ve decided, though, after a long hiatus, to pick it up again. I’ve taken a departure from the pattern I had been supposedly following to create a pattern of my own, but that hasn’t started yet.
Here are the two dog sweaters I described. I’m not sure if the color will come up accurately on your screen.
I foresee an essay on the horizon about knitting…….