After a good three months, I picked up the Jacquard Pulli again, itching for a little colorwork action. With my audiobook* in the background, I completed most of the body of the pullover. The armholes are bound off, and soon I will start the sleeves, to be yoked together with the body soon after. I so enjoy the construction of yoked sweaters – they just seems so intuitive.
This pattern is from the German pattern magazine, Rebecca #34. Instead of using the yarn called for in the pattern, I am using this pullover as the ultimate stashbuster: each of the yarns in the colorwork have been in my stash for at least 2 years. It feels good to work with these yarns again! You may recall that my colors were just paired together as I was digging around in my stash shelves, and I am happy with how they are working together in the pattern. (Two of the yarns used to be other sweaters… before the big rip of 2006.) It is quite similar to the color scheme in the book, but different enough for my own personal stamp – “lolly-fying it”, if you will
I started this project during the “EARTH” element of Project Spectrum, but with the vibrant colors, it really is a perfect project for all of the colors. As we are in the waning days of the AIR element (holey moley, can you believe it?) my mind is thinking ahead to all of the prospects for WATER – one of my favorites.
If I continue in my progress, this one pullover can span at least three of the elements… and I will have a nice warm wooly/alpaca sweater just in time for the sweltering August…