Sunday, April 13, 2008

Hurrah for One Last Winter Snow!!!

On Friday night, I finished the Butterfly sweater that I have been working on for a few months. This sweater has admittedly taken a while as I have not knit at home too much due to school - BLECK!!! Most of the work has been done on my lunch break at work, or on Wednesday evenings at Knit Night with the fiber gals.


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!


TTFN.

6 comments:

jokir said...

Rats! I wanted to see it up close. Love the short sleeve pattern.

Beth said...

Beautiful! You did so good!!!

Debi said...

So glad you got to wear your sweater Terri.
It's very cute on you!

Christy said...

Yay! Finished sweater! Gonna bring it on Wednesday?

Linda said...

Yay it's done!!! The photo doesn't do justice to your beautiful cable work on the front. Glad you could wear it once before the summer.

Cristy Rutter-Chu said...

I came to your blog to tell you to post an update for goodness sake. THEN I SEE THAT OUR MOTHER HAS COMMENTED!!! WHAT!!!???


First: she figured out how to get a blog account?? Next, she has a blog account and hasn't commented on my blog, the one with all her grandchildren on it??? Oh, she is so not getting a Mothers Day present this year.

Mom, if you are reading this, I think you can have the WMITW title back.