And we're back! I'm finally knitting for myself which means I can finally participate in WIP Wednesday again! And to inaugurate my return to WIP world, I have a new development in my knitting-- a swatch!
One of the five knitting books I got for Christmas (oh yes, it was a very kitting Christmas) was Brave New Knits. Zillions of blogs have done a much better review job than I could do, so I'm not even going to try beyond telling you to check it out if you have yet to. Over our week at home my mom and I dragged the family to our favorite yarn shop, which just happened to be having a sale on green and red yarn. I picked up a sweaters worth of Berroco Ultra Alpaca in this gorgeous heathered green. I'm using it to make the Milk Maiden Pullover by Teresa Gregorio. Now, don't ask me why I've decided to knit a sweater on size US 4 needles. I think I may have lost my mind. But it should be pretty. I love the construction, the length of the sleeves, and, of course, the square neckline. Hopefully I'll finish before it is too hot and humid to wear wool.