So I'm taking part in the Spring Cleaning Swap Meet! Although I'm not actually offering up any stash items ... as I only brought my "most likely to use" stash up with me to Portland (erg, yes, I do have an embarrassing amount of stuff still at my parent's place in CA, one day I will make the trip with my car and grab the rest of it. Or maybe it should all just get donated? And here I was, feeling smug about how I'd pared down! The lies we tell ourselves, LOL.)
Anyhow, I'm offering up a couple handknit sweaters that I've made and loved and yet, because my life has changed, no longer really wear. Mostly it's the sleeve length - the eternal drizzle, combined with a cold office, means that non-full length sleeves are less functional for me than they were in a warmer climate where my organization liked to keep the building toasty warm. As a result, I've had to really prioritize which shorter-sleeved sweaters stay in rotation, and which ones that, while I still love them, would probably be happier if they found a new home :-), and hopefully, the opportunity to be worn as much as they deserve!
First up, this 50's inspired sweater. As you can see, it's reversible - so for those of you who like a multitasking wardrobe, this is like 2 looks in 1! *Pats self on back.* Color on the right is pretty true to life. Fair warning - it's slightly sheer, so a nude bra is needed, and I knit it to hit high hip on me ... which, since I'm 5'2", would probably put this in the "cropped" category for most women. I'm not personally a fan of tucking my blouse into skirts, but I know that there are tons of fabulous indie pattern designers who make skirts like this ... and if you've got a couple of those lingering in your wardrobe, this would probably pair really nicely!
Second up, my gray Trina. Really, I adore this sweater. I get comments on it every time I wear it - something about that fabulous statement button, the sleeves, the silhouette. It's the one thing I've made that my uber fashionable, Japanese (former) roommate commented on. Sadly, due to sleeve length, I don't wear it very often!
Both are made of wool, although the blue sweater is a blend with silk and nylon and maybe something else. For reference, I am 5'2", 36" bust, 29" waist, high hip measurement ~33". I am happy to ship worldwide, but if the shipping winds up being more than $15, I might ask you to chip in a little bit to help me out :-).
So! If you're interested in either, just drop me a comment between now and Monday April 7 to let me know, specifying which you'd like! I might slip an extra goodie or two into the mix for you :-). If more than 1 person is interested, I'll do a random drawing - and if you're really crazy about either, feel free to leave comments on other blog posts around here and I will give you bonus points (hehehe, this is an ego boost for me, I can be honest with myself + you!).