Wednesday, December 3, 2008

New "Vintage" Sweater!

UPDATE: Free Pattern Here!! This fabulous sweater arrived in the mail yesterday. My mom saw the vintage pattern on Vintage Knitting and thought it would be perfect for me. I love it - thanks mom!

It was knit with Ultra Alpaca (fine) by Berroco. It's surprisingly soft and I can wear it right on my skin. (If anyone is interested in the pattern please leave a comment and I will get the info from Rhiannon at Vintage Knitting.)

My mom has made me so many beautiful sweaters. She loves a challenge and I know that the nut does not fall very far from the tree in that regard! Making something new is so much fun, the whole time I am wondering how it might come out and it just seems to drive the whole creative process.

Which leads me to the subject I am just getting around to confronting - I need a new project. I am still having fun making aprons but I haven't felt compelled to design any new ones in a long time. When I look at my fabric I don't feel very inspired - and buying new fabric at this point doesn't even tempt me.

That being said I have been feeling surprisingly hopeful about the future and certain that 2009 will bring the professional growth I have been working toward. Hopefully it will also bring some new ideas to keep my sewing machine whirring!


catherine said...

I completely understand what you're feeling, I've been going through that myself this fall, and then just last week I picked up a project I started last year and made a stuffed bear for a 2 year old...that's all it took, now I can't stop making them, they are not quite ready for primetime, soon, they will get photographed in their completeness. :) And then too, I think it was the fact that Christmas is upon us and I am making most of the gifts, if not all. That was a challenge all on it's own. I think you'll discover your "new" direction, you know it's there, it's just a matter of time until it makes itself apparent. :)

LOVE the sweater btw.

Blaize said...

That is a beautiful sweater. And you are right about both you and your mom enjoying a challenge, at least from what I've seen of you.

Whatever you may choose to do next, I am sure you will attack it with the skill and aplomb that are your hallmarks.

Kerry said...

Thank you both for your words. Cat I know what you mean, sometimes something will just sneak up and demand to be made - like your bears! Blaize I hope you are right!

grace said...

I really like that, especially with the rest of your outfit in the picture. What a great style you have!

Anonymous said...

The sweater IS fabulous and I would love the info on the pattern -- thanks!