Another Day, Another Sweater

Two days.  I’m finding as the day job comes to an end, it’s more and more important that I be busy during all waking hours.  If not, I feel completely aimless or, you know, doomed for failure.  Quite honestly the whole thing feels like an out-of-body experience.  I’ve been dreaming of this moment for as long as I can remember.  And when something you’ve been hoping for for so long actually happens, it’s effing BIZARRE.  So anyway, even though I’ve been ready for bed by like 8pm every night (time change?  I have no idea what’s up), and I’ve got plenty of stuff that actually needs to be done, I decided last night to make myself a sweater.  And I’m kind of excited about how it’s shaping up.

exposed zipper sweater front

This is the deal: I am obsessed with sweaters.  I can’t help it – my mom and I both can never have enough, and that’s because we’re freaking COLD, people!  All of the time.  Whatever, we can’t help it.  Whenever I go out on the town during the winter months, I just want to wear a sweater.  But that can be kind of lame.  Anyway, all of this is building up to the fact that I need an interesting sweater for “events” or whatever.  And since exposed zippers are “all the rage!”, I thought I’d give that a go.

exposed zipper sweater front close up

I think it’s looking kind of fun.  Oh and I have the coolest idea for sleeves – I’m imagining a Bishop sleeve with a long cuff that I’ll knit out of black yarn.  I’m excited.  This is the general idea:

exposed zipper fitted sweater front bodice w sleeve

Obviously I will have a sleeve on each side.  And as for the other sweater?  UGH.  I highly doubt I’ll be wearing that one out in public soon.  I actually think I have to line the entire thing in a fabric that will help it keep its shape, which kind of defeats the purpose of spending all of that money on soft yarn.  LAME.


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4 Responses to Another Day, Another Sweater

  1. Pamela

    Very cool! I can’t wait to see it finished!

  2. First of all…I’m a huge fan of your blog! All of your projects are so creative, and gorgeous {I totally stole your menus for my own wedding =)} So, I thought this other blog might be able to help you with some anxiety about starting your line:

    Shes got a series going right now about people quitting their job, and following their passion. Hope this helps!


  3. Joanna

    Congratulations on the last day of the jobby job! (did I calculate correctly?) I work from home, and regulating the temp is a good thing.

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