Prior to my Knitting Olympics project (the post will be submitted in its entirety at a later date.) I once again created a sweater around some buttons. These are "green" buttons. They came off of another garment so lets hear it for Reduce, ReUse, Recycle! (trumpets blare)
The full photo allows you to see my disaster of a craft room. The ballwinder and swift to the left, a kitty figurine with a crocheted shawl (it was a patch for a favorite pair of jeans with a big rip in the knee. I was attempting to be trendy.) There's a sewing machine, well, ya'll have craft rooms and have the same stuff...now where was I?
Ah, yes, sweater production. The above unit is constructed of Cascade 220, color unknown (a grey green heather) built on size 5 needles from the top down, set in sleeves, half button with collar. Finished chest is 36" and consumed 5 hanks.
The following item is Valley Yarns "Longmeadow" of cotton/microfiber origin. (anybody notice my stash consists of Valley Yarns Longmeadow and Cascade 220? I think I'm becoming predictable!) Maroon. Top Down Raglan. 3/4 sleeves. Shallow v-neck raglan, snnnnxxxxxx.
Oh, sorry. Bored myself to sleep. Both sweaters have my new love-front and back dart shaping. I may have left the baggy sweater world behind me. Not committing because there's nothing I love better on a cold yucky day is throwing on a pair of yoga pants, wool socks and a big baggy sweater to hang out at home. Yeah, the visual, I know. We won't go there and we won't be postin' no pic either.
I'll be posting these two on the Done Stuff page of this here blog and trying to figure out where in the heck I'm going to squeeze two more sweaters. Space is getting VERY limited at Chez Miss Sandra. If you don't hear from me after the Olympics (knitting or otherwise) it's probably because the giant sweater tower pile has fallen and suffocated me.