Thursday, October 12, 2006


Now that the cold weather has hit, and hit hard, it's time to break out my brand new sweater.
It's the Hourglass Sweater from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. The last one was a shop sample, this one is all mine. It's not colors I would have chosen, except that the malabrigo was on sale.
My gauge must have been a little off, because the sweater wound up about a size too big. Not that there's anything wrong with big comfy sweaters, it's just that this was supposed to be a sexy one. I'm debating taking it in, but then again, I'm wearing it now, and it's soft, warm and comfortable. Really, I think that's all you can ask from a sweater. I'll get reviews at the yarn shop later.
It took considerably longer than the last hourglass sweater, but I'm a very understanding customer. Total cost was around $50, I think. I ran out of yarn unexpectedly through it, and barely made it through with the extra I purchased, which should have been my first clue that it would be a little big.
I'm proud of it, but I'm not sure I can wear it myself. We'll see how it goes.


madalyn said...

I think it looks great!

I might make the Hourglass Sweater someday...

mwknitter said...

That Malabrigo looks familiar - did you buy it on sale at Fringe? I bought several skeins there myself in that colorway when it was on sale a couple of months ago. I'm thinking Clapotis. By the way - sweater looks great.