mostly, though, it makes me want to get chickens. and a goat. and maybe a few sheep. and generally just support myself with my own two hands as much as possible. i know, i know, i'm a freaking hippy, but, hey, that's what handmade is all about.
day #12: February Lady Sweater by pamela wynn, completed in september 2008. this pattern was simply lovely, and monday was definitely a flannel shirt, wool sweater kind of day: such a very cold morning, followed by a very gray day.
this is also a "two-fer" - check out that handknitted, bobbly cowl, keeping my sad little neck warm.
i don't remember what prompted the belly laughs, but it was awesome, i'm sure.
day #14: the leftovers sweater (personal pattern), completed in october 2010. another simple sweater out of my own head, this one features dropped stitch, open ribbing around the waistline. i knitted this whole thing using leftover yarn from other projects - thus, the name. there's something terribly pleasing about not having to buy anything to make a sweater (although it also speaks to how much yarn i have in my stash - i.e. too much).
also, boombox likes leaps:
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