Well, the knitting portion of my first ever sweater is complete! Today I laid out the front and back and blocked them, and tomorrow I will do the same with the sleeves! Look at how pretty they are...
Speaking of other patterns, my next yarn order has already arrived! I bought five skeins of the lovely tweed effect flecked yarn below (the color is called farmhouse heather).
I intend to make the above sweater in said brown tweed yarn. The pattern is called Aiken and is by designer Andi Satterlund (ravelry page for the pattern here). I think the geometric lace neckline details could look quite art deco for a more 30's look. I have a brown skirt I am working on that would match the sweater perfectly.
I also picked up 7 skeins of the green yarn above, and it is such a pretty color! It is a mix of black and green fibers and the green fibers are a nice dark emerald. The color is called Aurora Heather. I should probably mention both of these yarns are from Knit Picks, and are worsted weight. The sweater pattern is called #08 Cropped Cable Sweater and is from designer Patricia Pastor (raverly page here). I think the resulting sweater will look great with all of my plaid skirts for this upcoming winter.
Both of these patterns are supposedly relatively easy apparently, as some of the ravelry members mention each being their first ever sweater. It will be my first time attempting either lace or cable patterns so I am excited to try both as they are such common techniques in many sweater patterns. I hope to cast on the brown sweater tonight!
Wish me luck sewing the 3 hour sweater together tomorrow, I fear I may need it :)