That was what Ram-niss proclaimed when this sweater (Vine Lace Top Down Cardigan) was drying on the dining room table. "That's a whole lotta' sweater." It is a long sweater knitted on large needles. After it dried, it went from one pile to another until I found time to put the buttons on it. Today I was able to wear it to work.
Now I am going to tell you to run, not walk to knit up this sweater! Because this morning as I was running around trying to head out the door to work, my husband asked me if I had lost weight. This definitely wasn't the case. I have been sitting like a cold lump eating and vegging. Nothing close to loosing at this point. In fact I think I am spreading... He decided it must be the sweater after I had assured him that the scale are not moving in my favor.
Yarn snobs - avert your eyes.
I had 5 skeins of Fishermen's natural wool in brown. I love this silly commercial yarn. It is a lovely color. The Vine Cardigan calls for bulky weight so I just knitted two strands throughout. There was enough left over so I knitted Ram-niss a pair of clogs. He had been nagging me for a pair since early one snowy cold morning, I had him throw on my clogs instead of his boots to fetch the dog. To his amazement - his feet were still dry and comfy cozy. So what followed was bound to happen… he wanted a pair for his own. And being the freezing winter that it has been along with a very generous nice wife… I made him a pair too.
(I now have to find a moment that he isn’t wearing them so I can shrink them a little more.) :-)
I still had some of the Fishermen's yarn left and was still in love. So I knitted up a pair of warm boot socks and an Elizabeth Zimmerman's warm reversible hat.
Ram-niss warned me that if I couldn't find my hat, he was probably wearing it brown side out. So I made him his own hat. But I really like his, so now he is the one that needs to worry about where his hat is.
I still have a little bit of yarn left. I am thinking of making some bats with it using this pattern.