Thursday, November 29, 2007

Cardigans vs. Pullovers

Here are the projects that I’m breaking my yarn diet for:

Provincial Waistcoat by Mari Lynn Patrick (Interweave Knits, Winter 2006)

Nantucket Jacket by Norah Gaughan (Interweave Knits, Winter 2006)

Flicca by Anna Bell (My Fashionable Life)

Tilted Duster by Norah Gaughan (Interweave Knits, Fall 2007)

Phyllo Yoked Pullover by Norah Gaughan (Knitting Nature)

I noticed something: only one pullover in the bunch. Hmm… why this obvious preference for cardigans? Can’t say for sure. My guess would be that I like to layer. By acquiring layering items for my wardrobe means I have more options. More options = more bang for my buck.

Or maybe I just like sewing buttons.

Oh man, I am having so much fun picking out yarns and colors these projects!! I’ve only ordered yarn for two projects so far. I think I’m dragging out the other purchases on purpose. Must make the fun. Last. Longer…


katiedid said...

I've had a similar issue lately: I keep picking out and knitting cardigans. Thing is, I really want some more pullovers to wear UNDER cardigans to get that extra layer of warmth. Maybe that will be next winter's projects?

The Provincial Waistcoat is cuuu-ute! But I just don't know if I'd wear it. I bet it will look great on you though!

Erin said...

I have an overabundance of pullovers in my wardrobe. I still layer even when I wear pullovers, but then, I get cold easily so... I am thinking of adding a few more cardigans though. Sounds like you're having fun with the purchases! Definitely enjoy the whole process!