Friday, December 10, 2004
This is the first sweater I ever knit. It was an accident. I went to Seaport Yarns, just to check it out, and I saw this acid green Manos del Uruguay yarn. It was love at first sight. I bought several skeins, not even knowing what I was going to do with it. Then I remembered a somewhat simple sweater from the Spring 2003 Interweave Knits. It's called the Gatsby Pullover. One of the interesting features is that it has shaping a few inches in from the seams. This adds an interesting dimension to an otherwise straight forward sweater. This being the first sweater I ever knit, the arms are too long and its rustic nature makes Kyle call it my Hobbit sweater. But I like it just fine.
I love love love Manos Del Uruguay. Their colors are bright and jewel-like. I love thick and think homespun yarn. And every time I see Manos in a shop I gravitate to this color. It's called "Citric". Maybe I'll get some more and make a matching hat and scarf.
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