anhingaSaturday, September 15, 2012
I had to look back through my archives to see when I last finished a sweater. November. Last November. Holy cow.
I was happy to be working on an interesting, stockinette stitch, pattern, with just enough "change it up" to keep my mind busy. I love how the center insert highlights the intersecting pieces. The visible seam was a challenge for me as my mother has taught me how to hide the seams so well. A trip to the yarn store was actually required for teaching me how to show my seams!
A super straightforward back piece and two sleeves with exactly the same number of rows (ha! thanks to working both sleeves at the same time).
I am mostly a cardigan knitter, but can't tell you how much I adore the "wear" of this sweater. The "flowy" front makes it fun and easy on the body.
Yarn: 10 balls Rowan by amy butler belle organic aran color 212
Needles: size 8
I wanted to let you know that Jimmy Beans Wool is carrying a limited edition of Denise2go's newest set of interchangeable knitting tools. This special line will feature eight designs of the Denise2Go released monthly over a six-month span (through February '13). There are only 46 sets of the "roll back to school" edition available.
And one more thing. I don't really have a recipe for my veggie chili. I just take every veggie I have in the fridge and saute them in olive oil. (This time I had, onion, mushroom, zucchini, eggplant!, green and red pepper and celery. Then I toss in a couple cans of any beans, one can of corn, and 1-2 cans of crushed tomatoes along with a teaspoon of chili powder. Let that simmer for a bit, then spoon a big ladle into a bowl and top it with cheese (i love cheddar) sour cream, diced red onions and avocado. Serve with tostito chips.
Enjoy your weekend!