Sunday, November 18, 2007


Did you know I am doing NaKniSweMo? You might have seen the button on the right side of the page, but unless you are on Ravelry, you haven't seen my project yet! Well here it is:

Great, so what is it? For my sweater challenge, I have decided to knit my first Elizabeth Zimmerman pattern, the Classic 'Brooks' Sweater. And because I recently got married, this sweater is for my new husband--his first handknit sweater. I'm using Knitpicks Swish, which is a superwash Merino (the DH has to prove that he's not going to throw the sweater in the washer before he gets non-superwash). The yarn is fabulous to work with and I'm really liking how the sweater is shaping up! I hope the DH likes it too!

Besides the sweater, I have a few smaller projects that I am working on, mainly because I don't have the attention span to work on a sweater full-time. One side project is a pair of Jaywalkers, which have been traveling everywhere with me (including the volleyball game pictured below). I would really like to get them done, so I can move onto some holiday knitting. I'm on the foot of the second sock, so there is not much more to do!

I also knit up a fun little whimsy last week--a pear cozy. There is an apple cozy pattern floating around the internets and, as I only had pears, I adapted it to fit. The cozy has already made several appearances and gotten a few laughs and smiles. I think that it is super cute (and quick useful to protect my pears from bruising)!

I'm really looking forward to some time off at Thanksgiving, which will certainly be used for knitting. With the extra time, I will hopefully be able to finish this sweater in time!