We are in the home stretch of Socktoberfest 2007, and while I am still living in the moment and finishing up my own socks, I am thinking just a little about next month’s activities!
Shannon is hosting the second year of National Knit a Sweater Month (abbreviated to NaKniSweMo)! While I am not quite sure that I can beat last year’s personal best of TWO sweaters in one month, I am thinking about doing something a little out of the ordinary…
Recycling the wool of an Old Navy men’s sweater – bought at the thrift shop for repurposing the yarn. I only unraveled one of the sleeves, which will be more than enough for what I have planned.
Aftur from Lopi 25
I am planning to change the color scheme of the traditional Icelandic yoked pullover – not because I don’t like the original, but because I am making it work with the yarns in my stash!
The indigo blue in the back row will be the main color. The yarn is Botanical Shades, a small natural fibers/natural dye company that sold at Maryland Sheep and Wool festival in 2006. This particular yarn is a alpaca, wool, and mohair blend. The main yoke will use the Lite Lopi colors, paired with the one skein of the recycled wool. The yarns are all similar in gauge, and should yield a very nice sweater – I hope I can do it!