Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Add a Little Spice to Your Blog

I'm not one of those knitters who can have 5 works in progress. The fact that I have two major WIP right now is pretty unusual for me. To paraphrase Charles Emerson Winchester, I work on one thing, I do it very well, and then I move on.

However, two big projects yields a less than exciting blog. Honestly--how many times can I post photos of a unfinished blue aran and a fuzzy pink shawl? To solve is problem, I thought I could interject some entries/photos of some FO from my pre-blog days.

But before I start bragging about what I have knit, I'd like to show off two sweaters that my dear mother made for me. I've had these sweaters for 10-plus years so they are showing signs of wear, but they are still beautiful. First is the Tyrolean jacket:

This jacket is huge, thick, and very cozy. Most of it was knit with worsted weight yarn doubled! I love it.

Next, is my flower sweater:

I think (but I'm not sure) that this is a Kaffe Fassett design. It is knit with a very light-weight yarn--it must be fingering/sock weight. Can you say intarsia? And can you believe that my mother made TWO of these sweaters? My aunt (her sister) was the recipient of the other sweater. My aunt's sweater has more muted colors, but is still spectacular. Here's a close up of the flower pattern:


Jo said...

I bow before her mad knitting skills.

Donna said...

Gorgeous sweaters!!!