Sweater Gratitude

Filed in Out of Our Head by on January 19, 2016 0 Comments

Yesterday, in the confusion of coming home from a month of travel, adjusting to some friends who have moved into our home, and the change in schedule of a holiday, I completely forgot to get my post published. In the spirit of knitting, which always allows a do-over, here I am today.


Where I live, winter has come to stay, at least for the next week or so. Temperatures are arctic, and snow is in the forecast. It’s days like this when I’m so grateful to have a closet full of knitted goodies to pull out and wear. I’m one of the lucky ones who can wear wool with total comfort, and it truly is amazing as a technical fiber. Right now I’m layered up in these:

The Big Easy Gansey by Beth Brown Reinsel. This is an outstanding pullover design made personal because it was designed by my good friend. I made it in Reynolds Candide, a great basic wool that wears beautifully.

Herringbone Cowl from the Purl Bee. This one is a favorite in a gorgeous (though discontinued) Debbie Bliss yarn called Alpaca Silk. I used the aran weight in a glorious coral color and this cowl always garners compliments and requests for the pattern.

There will always be something new, but I’m sure grateful for my old favorites that keep delivering comfort and warmth, year after year, winter after winter. Sometimes it’s the uncomplicated basics that endure.

What will you always reach for in the cold?



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