It’s below zero today in Minneapolis, something that happens less and less these days, which means I love it even more. The winters of my youth just don’t happen these days and I miss it. I want lots of snow, and lots of cold. So when I have a day like today when I can wear two pairs of wool socks I am happy. These is just something about the cold. It clears my head and gives me an energy that I just don’t have in the summertime. I know, a crazy idea to most of the world, but I do love it.
The best part of being a northerner is that we get to wear the most wool! And since I have some Christmas gift money to spend I’ve decided it’s time for a really nice new sweater to knit. I’m torn between two patterns, what do you think?
Both are from Brooklyn Tweed (and I’m treating myself to his yarn too!)
I do wish I could knit both……which would you pick? I’ve always wanted a classic cabled sweater like Fairfield, but I do love the simple details on Tilda.
4 responses to “Winter”
Oh, they’re both terrific! I think I would WEAR Tilda more, but I would ENJOY KNITTING Fairfield more (cables are so much fun to knit). It’s a toss-up!
I vote for Fairfield even though I’ve never knit cables before. To my eye, Fairfield looks like it has a better shape/drape to it; Tilda looks too boxy for my tastes. Whatever you choose, it will be fun to knit!
I like Fairfield as well although I think I’d make one knit in the round, a la Elizabeth Zimmerman. I think one of my sweaters this year will have cables as well . . .
Weatherwise, I like to wear wool tights and when it’s extra cold , I wear them under jeans!
I like both 🙂 (I know – not helpful). I think I’d chose the cably one.