Friday, November 24, 2006
maple leaf rag
i finally figured out a name for my red sweater, as i was working the mock turtle neck to finish it off last night. i was thinking about how brilliant the maple leaves were just a few weeks ago, and how they are all gone now. i realized i had started the sweater just at the peak of the foliage display, and ended it just after the last bits of red had been swept up off the lawn.
also, the pointy edges of the cables reminded me a little of the maple leaf shape. i love the back of the neck . . .
the way the pattern funnels right up to the top without missing a beat. the front neck is shaped, but i may take it out and reknit it to look liike the back—i might like the funnel neck better. i'm not sure yet!
one thing i AM sure of is that the malabrigo yarn (sealing wax colorway) is scrumptious, cozy, warm, soft—everything a nice winter sweater should be. this morning it was 24 degrees when i woke up and slipped it on, but i was snug as a bug inside it!