Sunday, February 08, 2009

Everything Old Is New Again

Start with an idea/pattern (Rialey's Sweater from Cottage Creations). Think on it for a while. Decide that the companion yarns in stash to the one you want to use (Plymouth Encore Colorspun Worsted in shades of green) won't work. Except maybe the off white which goes with everything. (Right? Right!)

But the pattern (it has a cute stranded band around the middle) calls for several (up to 4) colors to do it up right. So back to the drawing board.

Dig around in the cedar chest for a bit, looking at old sweaters (many the worse for wear, but some still good for inspiration).

Come up with this one that should fit the Tiny Prince (he already has most of his daddy's Sweaters That I Knit that are in appropriate sizes).

But wait! This is not a Daddy Sweater, but rather, a Cool Uncle Sweater, and even though there's no one to pass it along to (yet), it's not really mine to pass along.

So print off some graph paper. Copy the alphabet (coincidentally, the stitch count is almost identical). And then, turn it on its head.

The original sweater was knit bottom up in pieces. The new sweater is knit top down in one piece.

And here's the first sleeve.

Second sleeve is nearing completion. I will begin the Mindless Knitting Of the Body in a few minutes.

Depending on how big this comes out, it might be given immediately (something green for St. Patrick's Day) or I might hold onto it, enter it in the fair, and give it to the Tiny Prince for his birthday.

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What yarn is that green? Cool, looks like one I did years ago from a McCalls Needlework & Crafts magazine, in toddler sizes as I remember. I guess it all comes around again eventually!
I love how you cook these things up! Looks great so far.
Was the expectant mother there?
Hi! :)

I just wanted to let you know that you are one of the winners in my Craft it forward game. Please email me your address as soon as possible. Thanks so much!! :)
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