A sweater to fold in half

pensacolaAfter my quick love affair with the How Cold Is It mittens (which are now blocking), I’ll be returning to my steady gal, the Pensacola Sweater. This is where I’m at so far. As you can see, she will be folded in half and seamed when I get to the bottom of the fronts. I have the waist ribbing and lower body to go, then I’ll add more length to the arms with 2×2 ribbing, and finally I’ll pick up for the collar. I’m in good shape to get this in the mail in the next couple of weeks so it can make the March deadline.

pensacola-2I got some super fluffy angora for the trim on the collar and the wrists. It’s soooo soft. Here is a phone pic of the two yarns side by side:

IMG_20140206_144410I want to make something out of that angora haze and wear it next to my skin. All the time.

I’m having my doubts about launching into another sweater for a Ravellenics project. I was planning on making Matt a sweater out of Ecological Wool in a grey color. Now I feel like taking on another large muted color project may launch me into some knitting dread. I have ONE day to think of something else for Ravellenics that would be a challenge… Maybe I’ll dream something up tonight. Maybe I’ll change my mind about the sweater because designing it adds a little interest…

Mitten pictures soon! I love ’em!

10 thoughts on “A sweater to fold in half

  1. I thought about Ravellenics, but I’m so all over the place with what I want to be knitting that I decided against it. I suppose rainbow coloured socks would have been appropriate though…

  2. I love this. I’m a sucker for garter stitch anyway, and the ribbing at the back is a perfect match! The colour is beautiful, too … I’m really looking forward to seeing that finished! 😀

    • Thanks for the compliment. I won’t be writing about this sweater further. You can see my Ravelry notes linked in the post for a bit more information about the knitting.

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