For the past couple of weeks, I have been quietly lamenting the fact that this sweater took me a while to make, and that I was not going to get to wear it until this coming winter. The universe must have seen my plight and sent a cold snap complete with a little bit of sleet and snow this weekend. Normally, I hate winter, and am beating the drum for spring. One last snow generally sends me into a fit of rage that winter dare encroach on spring's time; however, this year I am downright thankful.
The Encore did create a heavy garment, but it was easily comfortable inside as well as outside throughout the day. Greatest of all, it can go in the washer and dryer, and it looks like a much more pricey yarn that it is.
Mike took this picture of my at Crown Center. The lighting is not great, but I didn't care as I got to wear it!! You can see in this picture (as compared with previous shots) that the yarn is not a bright red, but really a deep red.
I enjoyed this pattern so much, that I bought two more Plymouth patterns this weekend. The first is the Cable Cowl Neck Pullover, and it is made with Royal Llama Silk. That yarn is lovely to touch, but it would be $160 for my size, and I will have to think long and hard about that purchase - but maybe...
The second is the Ladies Lace Panel Pullover. This pattern calls for Encore, and I just happen to have some purple Encore that will fit the bill. I think I could wear this little sweater in the spring and fall, and possibly this summer as well if my office has the air conditioning set for pneumonia again...
Now, I am happily off to start the Yuletide Gnome Project!