Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sweater Design

It's been a crazy semester, and to be honest, I haven't been doing too well. I am working two jobs, and classes are hard--but they're always hard--and getting things together for our fashion show has been a little overwhelming. Or a lot overwhelming. Breakdown-worthy overwhelming. More than anything, I can't wait until I graduate (a grand fourteen months away). Maybe then, this tight ball of stress will no longer be a permanent fixture in my stomach. Maybe I'll be able to fixate more on family than on homework. Maybe I'll be able to sleep. And breathe.

Gosh, this is a depressing post. Anyway. I designed and made a sweater! I'm taking a Knit Design class, and bought a beautiful knitting machine at the beginning of the semester to make sure I could get everything done without going into lab. It's the best part of my week, being able to go to this class. Feels like playing, seriously. I used Knit Pick's Wool of the Andes sport weight yarn in Mink Heather... of course I had to have wool. What can I say, I was raised to be a bit of a fiber snob! Gimme some protein fibers and I'm a happy camper.

Now I'm working on portfolio pages for the project. Above is my first try at a more organic style sweater flat. Can't wait to pull out the pencils and markers and start coloring away!

P.S. Disregard my angst. It's senioritis come early, coupled with an inclination to take far too much on and an inability to say "no". This is how we learn our limits, I guess!


  1. you BOUGHT a knitting machine? well color me jealous. AWESOME SWEATER. I'm a total yarn snob. Great to hear from you!!!!!!

    (I have instagram. whats your name there? I see your widget in the sidebar. my name in "moonofsilver" whats yours, I would love to follow you)

    1. I found it on Craigslist! But I have friends who have just asked around at their churches & of their family friends, and have been given old ones--if you keep an ear out, it sounds like there are a lot sitting under old beds and in garages. Let me know if you find one, they are so much fun!

      Yarn snobs unite!!! I added you on Instagram -- I'm Addie__Marie there. I also started following you on bloglovin', I didn't realize I wasn't already! (Bummer about GFC.)

  2. Addie! Your sweater is GORGEOUS! So amazing! I want a knitting machine so bad. Also, I'm a yarn snob too. Acrylic has it's place, but natural fibers are always a better choice for sure. ^_^

    I hope you stress lessens over the next year. Sounds intense!

  3. Great sweater, Addie!

    Looking forward to the fashion show.

    yeah, we all had "no" down perfectly as toddlers. The sooner you learn judicious use of it, the better. Another important concept is "good enough". There are times to push for the most and times to decide what you have is quite sufficient.

    Take care!

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