Soundtrack time. . .
Okay, so the lyrics of this song don't have a thing to do with the look of this sweater. Not a thing. Except. Most of this sweater was knit while. . . hanging on the telephone.
I don't like to just . . . sit around. I always have a simple, basic project going on -- so I can knit while I'm on the phone, or while I watch tv, or while I wait. And, with time, those stitches add up.
This sweater is perfect "phone-knitting." It's miles and miles (and miles. . .) of garter stitch, with no shaping at all (except on the sleeves, and even there, it's very basic). No thinking required! The pattern is Ode to Picasso by Kristin Nicholas -- found in her book Kristin Knits. My Ravelry link is here. I started this sweater last January, and only worked on it in while I had "idle hands" . . . until the last couple of weeks, when I gave it my full attention.
I used Kristin Nicholas' "Julia" line of yarn, which had been in my stash for a very, very long time. This is really lovely yarn -- a mix of wool, alpaca, and mohair. It's nice to work with, and blocks up so nicely. (These photos show the sweater unblocked.)
This sweater is heavy and warm, and should be handy when the temperature dips. The fit is very. . . boxy. Not terribly flattering --- but practical -- more like a sweatshirt.
And. . . maybe best of all. . . this was Sweater #12 in the NaKniSweMoDo countdown! I can finally. . . hang up!