Last weekend, I visited the book sale at the local Senior Center and dug up an absolute treasure—Elizabeth Zimmermann’s “Knitter’s Almanac.” What a find! I love her prose and her clean, lovely designs…one for each month of the year.
On a related (believe it or not) note, I finished my lopapeysa sweater. I’m pleased with how it turned out. It was a wonderful pattern to work with and I highly recommend that you visit Knitting Iceland to pick up the pattern and look at their gorgeous yarns.
- Love the design of this sweater!
I plan to make another sweater from this pattern, but this time will use the authentic Iceland wool and choose different colors. Something that doesn’t look so much like school colors, something a bit more subdued. As nice as it looks paired with blue jeans, I still feel a bit clownish in it. I’ll save it to wear on days when I don’t mind standing out in a crowd. : )
Now, to get back around to my point. I had a skein of Cascade Soft yellow wool left over from the lopapeysa project. So I decided to make a pair of Mitered Mittens from my new book.
I love how they turned out! They were a FUN knit, they fit really well and are oh so soft.
The big question is…to embellish or not to embellish? And, if I do chose to embellish, should I keep it simple or go wild?
Please tell me what you think… I could use some thoughts on this.
PS – I’m working on a new pattern. Hopefully it’ll be ready to unveil in the next week or so… ; )