1.16.2009

baby, it's cold outside



I haven't finished my first sweater yet. It's almost done. I just have to finish seaming and then weave in all the ends. Can I just say that I hate weaving in ends? It's so freaking tedious. But I'm really excited to see it all come together. I'll probably finish it this week and have pictures to show sometime next week.

The photos I posted above have nothing to do with the sweater I'm finishing. Rather they are for my next sweater project. I'm obsessing about sweaters over here because it's getting so cold outside! The ground is covered in snow, and I'm loving it. The reason I'm starting on a new project already is that my awesome sister got me this for Christmas and is anxious to see me get going. I picked out the pattern and yarn, and they arrived today in the mail. I chose the Kaari pullover to make after seeing it on one of my most favorite blogs in the whole world. I'm sticking to the very same yarn and color shown on the model because it's so beautiful. Being such a novice, I'm not going to switch up yarns and get all creative. Maybe when I get better. Before I showed Mindy the yarn I wanted, she said, "Let me guess. You want GRAY yarn. Again." She knows me too well. The book I got is full of other beautiful patterns too, like this one and this one.

22 comments:

copperseal said...

i wish i could make my own cozy sweaters! my best friend is the same way: grays and blacks. *shrug* it's classy.

whistlepeaknits said...

If you're using wool try spit splicing. It's the best.

Are you on Ravelry yet? If not DO IT. It, too, is the best.

Tracy said...

Spit splicing ROCKS! I did it sitting in the Drs. office this am and no one even looked at me funny!

Carlene said...

I love that pocket sweater.

My LYS owner makes fun of me, because everything I buy is grey.

Bea said...

What a great sweater, I love Norah Gaughan's style, she is so creative.

said...

Hello!

Oh! You've got the knitting bug!

I noticed the sweater on aino's blog, too (grey is sooo beatiful!).

And I am wondering what the sweater you need to stitch up will be like! Don't you just wish there could be over night magic to do the job?

I am knitting this one you might like (in the top left corner of the picture): http://joannestocker.blogspot.com/2008/12/182.html

All the best!
Jo

Anonymous said...

Love the sweater, grey, savilintu. Hate weaving in ends.

Jennette said...

Yum. I haven't made a sweater in a while (and never a long-sleeved one). Now I think I might need that book. Did you see on Ravelry someone made the sweater knitting from the top down in the round to eliminate the need to seam it up? That appeals to me. She also added some purl stitches as faux-seams down the sides.

Anonymous said...

Oh, my GOD! I got the same pattern booklet and am about to start the vest! Yes, felting the yarn ends totally rocks. You'll never want to weave ends again. So simple and effective! Try it. Love your blog. Rita

c.Rachel said...

Drawn to the greys myself,...slate, heather, charcoal, granite, gun metal,...it's all good!

Cirilia said...

JENNY!!! That is my company!! I work at Berroco, and Norah Gaughan is my boss! She is the brilliant mind behind Kaari, which by the way is next on my list as well! We share a blog here:

http://blog.berroco.com/

I second all the spit splicing suggestions, though it won't work with the Pure Merino that is called for in the pattern. May I recommend Ultra Alpaca? It's my favorite and there are many many grey options, and it's spit splicable!

tacy said...

i am loving the pics from your new camera! haven't visited your blog in a while but they're so pretty. i am inspired by candlesticks a few posts down.

tacy said...

a few meaning one.

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of images at a site called (I believe) COTON...Asian, probably Japanese. You may have inspired me to pick up needles again. I'm spoiled for time, having recently retired. Surprised? No, not all of your "visitors" are youngsters who wear size 0. You are immensely talented, and your meanderings are a wonder to read. Since I don't have a blog, I have to sign anonymous, but E.J. in the Deep South is a big fan.

Anonymous said...

Well, for goodness sake, Jenny. I linked to COTON from YOUR site. I really AM of retirement age, aren't I? Thanks for that, too. E.J.

gunter said...

I love this sweater ...it is on my list to make. I also made the Justine skirt and I just finished the Aune skirt from that same booklet. There are so many good patterns in it!

Hurrayic said...

Gorgeous top photo - hope you find some time to finish the sweater.

welcome to hazel evelyn! I'd love to hear from you, please leave a comment. said...

Hi Jenny, I read your blog from very far away (down in New Zealand) and love it. It's so interesting to hear about where you may move to, I have no idea what most of those places are like. Your mini photo essays are beautiful and I can't wait to see what wherever-you-move-to will look like ... down here (and in Canada, where I'm from) we rarely hear about American places outside of the major famous centres.

P.S. it's summer here, but your cozy winter photos make me homesick for candlelit evenings and snow.

Don't Drink The Punch said...

i can't believe you have the patience to knit a whole sweater! the first (and last) sweater i knit was for my dog, and oh man, never again. you're an inspiration!

pigeon.toed said...

i can't wait to see both of your finished projects!!!

Ellen said...

I love that grey yarn, cant wait to see the finished product. I just finished a lighter grey shawl in a similar weight wool and it looks and feels amazing. I think I am in love with grey at the moment! I'm very envious of your winter, I miss winter so much now that I live in the tropics. I miss cozying up in woolly warm-ness!

Emma said...

So annoying... I can't find anywhere selling this pattern in the UK. Doh!