Why is it that my projects have these extended back stories? I started this sweater somewhere in the spring of 2008 with leftover yarn from a felted bag I’d designed for my mom. My intention was to use the chart from Venezia and the basic pattern of the Road to Golden Sweater. The weird thing is that a fellow blogger (who is exactly my age minus just a few days) had the exact same idea, except hers is kind of way cooler–check it out! The other irony of this mashup mixup is that apparently this sweater killed both of our respective mojo, since mine sat unfinished, armhole-high for years, and Stella hasn’t blogged since her FO report in 2008.
I know why I stopped. I realized that I didn’t have enough yarn for sleeves. I can’t believe it took me two years to figure out that I should just forget about making sleeves, then! In the interest of getting on with things, I picked it up again this fall and finished the durned thing in no time flat (naturally).
And here’s where I need help: First, a woolen short-sleeved sweater is surprisingly warmer than I expected. So what do I wear it with? Jeans? Ok.
Second, I can’t help but think that the inside, with all of the strands stranding into a reverse pattern, is much cooler. What do you think?