Pattern - Hooded Sweater by Debbie Bliss Special Knits
Yarn - Annie Blatt No. 4 (100% wool) Color 519 (a brick red)
Needles - US size 7, Bryspun circulars
Modifications - None except for the yarn. The pattern called for DB Cashmerino Aran which I love. But I wanted to do some stash busting and had bought this yarn last summer at the Yarn Lady Bag Sale. This was the second time I've made this sweater and for some reason I couldn't figure out the pattern for the hood. First time...not a problem. Second time, it came out backwards. Weird. I'd make it again. I think it's cute and simple. The only thing I would change is the seam at the top of the hood. If I could find a pattern for a seamless hood, I'd like it better.
I've been trying to refrain from shopping since I'm going to Stitches West next week. But I had bought a skein of Scout's Swag Merino for my secret pal Valerie (go on over and meet her - she loves to knit socks), and I couldn't resist.
The colorway is called Orchids.
My local LYS was having a sale on Malabrigo, so I went yesterday to take a look. I had a gift certificate that was burning a hole in my pocket.
The blue is called Azul Profundo and the brown is Rich Chocolate. These will become scarves for either birthday or Christmas presents for my brothers-in-law.
And this is my new knitting bag: