Monday, January 21, 2013

Lopi Sweater Number Two

 I've joined the KAL at Fancy Tiger to make another Lopi Sweater, this one with the worsted weight yarn I bought in Iceland. I opted to do it top down instead of bottom up, which means I've already completed the interesting part.... Boo!

That does however make it more portable, not needing to have four colors of yarn on hand. I'm also planning to knit the sleeves bottom up and graft them on, so they will remain highly portable projects. School starts this week, I need to make sure I have projects for lecture time! Who knows how I'll get projects finished after I graduate.
The original look for this pattern is black sweater with shades of gray in the yoke, I opted for something more colorful, a lovely merlot and a gradient of mauves. I couldn't find a third transition color, so the light pink there is a scrap yarn dredged out of the bottom of my craft closet, good thing I never clean that out right?

Hopefully I can wrap this up by early February, I expect it will be cold enough to want it before the winter is over! What's your latest project? How do you stay motivated to knit stockinette for 15 inches?


Sheila said...

It's gorgeous! I love boring knitting so I'm no help there...

Pink said...

I like having boring knitting to work on the go, but man is it hard to complete a simple project sometimes...

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