Saturday, November 21, 2009

Nickel Creek and What to do about the next sweater

So I have the Ipod on to Nickel Creek.. a little bit of blue grass to drowned out the video gaming boys in the background. I have the perfect next sweater project, it really is perfect, and I fell in love with it the moment I saw the pattern.... except... I really just need to use the yarn in my stash, and I'm not sure that I have any that will be right for it, and it is knit in different parts... I know that sounds crazy, but I am a huge devote' of Elizabeth Zimmerman, and we knit in the round. We cut sweaters down the middle for a cardigan. I have no great desire to knit little pieces and then sew them together... it's a dilemma.


But look at this!!

And this..

This screams out to me, can you see why?

I would love it in a dark color like this, but I think that I am going to do it in an aran (cream colored) super wash wool so that I can wear it all the time, and throw it in the washer and dryer.. but oh! If I were rich I would get more alpaca and knit this up in that.....

The big dilemma is this, do I wait on this one to get the perfect yarn? Or can you see this in the old fashioned cream color?

I think I need to play with it for a while.. oh well, I'm trying to bust out some Christmas knitting anyway.. but my fingers itch for this pattern!!!!


Joan's Good Life said...

Oh my gosh! It's beautiful! I love the way it drapes on the model. I think that is part of the allure. The way it sits on the body. Will a regular yarn allow it to do that? You're right though, the Alpaca would be so lovely for this pattern....

But, think of it this way. Your dilemma is... in what yarn to do it in. Which is a much better problem to solve than, who can you get to knit this up for you! THAT is what my problem would be. I too would ADORE being able to knit this up and and then actually wear it!

So... lucky you! Tell us what you decide! ;-)

Pam said...

I would not even begin to attempt something like this. But, boy do I wish I could, because I love it!