Monday, April 20, 2015

winter is coming...

Autumn has arrived in Melbourne, and it has been a wee bit chillier. It's not quite cool enough for my winter coat (which is too small anyway), but thick, cozy sweaters are needed. Over the last week, I keep finding myself going through my sweater basket and coming away disappointed. On Friday, I wore my trusty University of Washington hoodie (purchased in 2000...) over a cardigan. A sweater over a sweater. My current cardigans and sweaters just don't cut the mustard for warmth! Several of them are 3/4 length sleeves, as well. Useless!

So I went digging in my knitting pile and pulled out a chunky sweater I started February 2014. I haven't worked on it in months, and was surprised to find that it was only a couple of inches of one sleeve from being finished! C'mon Karen, get 'er done!

So I should have a new chunky sweater to wear soon. But here are some other patterns I have my eye on.

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Taking a Break, by Debbie Bliss

Naima, by ANKESTRiCK (pictured is lilalu's version)

Fallow, by Maria Magnusson in The Knitter

And while I'm at it, how about some of these:

Aisling, by Justyna Lorkowska

Drachenfels, by Melanie Berg (pictured is michamade's version)

Adventurer's Cowl, by Katherine Leek

Maybe if I wear them ALL together, THEN I'll be warm!!