Monday, March 24, 2008

Second sweater!

I am so close to done with my Central Park Hoodie! I have finished the ribbing, bound off, and woven in all the ends. All I have to do is put in the sleeves and attend to the zipper, and then I am done. It should definitely be finished by Friday. Woohoo!

Of course, I am deeply neurotic, so all I see when I look at the sweater is its many imperfections. And there are several. In fact, I am sorely tempted to rip out the button band and knit it again, and part of me thinks I should redo the right front, as well. This is totally crazy, and the only cure for it is to get started right away on my second sweater.

My current thought is to revisit the Green Tea Raglan, which I made a failed attempt to knit last year. I think I would do it in Comfy, the new cotton/ acrylic blend from Knitpicks. Comfy is machine washable and light weight, which would be good for a summer sweater. Also, it's cheap: I could knit the whole sweater for about $25. As per usual with Knitpicks, the Comfy colorways are mostly not to my taste, but I think I would look ok in Blackberry, Planetarium, Fedora or Pomegranate. (Someone ought to tell the people at Knitpicks that not everyone looks good in cool colors or pastels. None of those colors is really right for me, and I would look like a ghost in all the other ones.)

The Green Tea Raglan has a seed stitch body and stockinette sleeves, and I think I would reverse those, to facilitate putting in some short row bust darts. I would also leave off the belt, because there is no way that a belted sweater is a good idea. Other than that, I think I will knit it just as written. I will probably order the yarn tomorrow.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cute! That will look good on you. Tried to call you last night but no luck. Do call later if you have a chance! M.