A sweater is born.

I started knitting this sweater around Thanksgiving time. I bought the lovely charcoal alpaca last spring at the Sunflower Knitters’ Guild’s Kansas Yarn Crawl. I just saw it at Yarn Barn in Lawrence and had to have it.

And then last fall I saw the perfect pattern for the yarn. And apparently so did everyone else, because before I knew it there were twelve million of my perfect alpaca sweaters out there. I finally got around to knitting the sweater at Thanksgiving time and in my usual fashion, I finally got around to FINISHING the sweater last week. Today was the perfect day for a photo shoot.

The Pattern: Francis Revisited

The Needles: US 7’s

The Yarn: Charcoal Alpaca from Yarn Barn

The Verdict: I worried halfway through this sweater that the supersoft alpaca that I loved knitting with would be scratchy on my neck. Well I put the sweater on today and it was fine! I wore a thin shirt underneath just to be sure, but this sweater is definitely soft to wear and is going to see a lot of play. Today I just enjoyed the last bits of snow for a fun photoshoot.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lynn
    Mar 03, 2009 @ 03:41:00

    Laura,Your sweater is lovely. I am glad it is not scratchy. That is always a concern for me too.Good luck on your interview this week.Lynn


  2. ndef
    Mar 03, 2009 @ 05:25:00

    Looks great!


  3. Christine
    Mar 05, 2009 @ 21:32:00

    Very nice! It’s flattering on you and I bet soft as heaven!


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