By Tanya

This is a site to catelog, track and share all the various projects I create. It is intended to share and log successes and failures of my various craft projects. Soon you will see Handmade Cards, Knitting projects, Scrapbook pages, and Quilting projects, to name a few.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Top Down Sweaters

Looks like 2009 is going to be the year of the top down sweater for me.

First was CJ's sweater finished at the end of January. It's a February Lady Sweater knit with Aslan Trends Artesanal which is an Alpaca/Cotton blend. It was one of the fastest sweaters I've ever made!

Ta da!

Next I jumped right into a cardigan for me out of the handspun I was spinning. I chose the Garter Yoke Cardigan from Knit.1 I added some accent ribbing at the waist and skipped any real shaping. I still need to buy buttons but I've been wearing it with just a shawl pin in the mean time. I just love it and could wear it every day!


I enjoyed the February Lady Sweater so much, and top down construction in general, that I decided to make one for my Mom for her birthday (Cindy, don't tell mom LOL). I mentioned this to the gals at London-Wul and without twisting any arms whatsoever there were about 8 others who have joined me in a KAL! I told them they wouldn't regret making this sweater :) Most are still swatching so there is still lots of time to join in the fun! We meet there on Sunday afternoons.

At this rate I will have a third sweater completed before the end of March. That will have me averaging 1 sweater per month. Hmm, perhaps a 12 sweater goal for the year is warranted. Maybe only if making one with handspun can count as 2 :)


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