Did you know green symbolizes balance and harmony? Today's sweater is a saddle shoulder pullover worked from the bottom up. It is knit in 2-ply from MacAuslands, spun from my Brother-in-Law's cheviot wool. It comes to me in an oatmeal color, and I dye it with acid dyes. My jeans are thrifted and overdyed and mended.
The pin was thrifted on an outing with my friend Amy -- she picked this one out.
My hat is worked in Nash Island Light -- warm, soft next to the skin, and long enough to pull over my eyes if I don't like what's coming.
Pom-poms can be made with a couple of cardboard donuts. But since I had a half-off coupon, I bought a Clover pom-pom maker. It looks like an eggslicer and a Canadian street sign. This nifty little tool beats the cardboard donuts by a mile. It's fast and tidy and clever.
My shirt is made from a self-drafted pattern, one that I tweaked and tweaked until it fit right. See the little dart on the back shoulder?
The fabric is from the Salvation Army Annual Fabric Sale. I always work in inexpensive fabric for my first and second go at a pattern, even if it's a commercial pattern. I like to get the fit just right, and then I give myself the freedom to cut into more expensive or precious fabric.