I've said before that I don't knit sweaters, but I suppose that rules are made to be broken. I mean, I *have* knit sweaters before, so I guess I'm capable of doing it. At any rate, I recently added the SOAR blog to my Bloglines (as I'm obsessed with the idea of actually attending SOAR one of these years) and they recently had an interesting post about the current afghans for Afghans project. They are trying to get 900 sweaters or vests by the beginning of October, so that they have one for every student at the Afghans 4 Tomorrow schools. Well, I looked through the patterns on their website and I saw the In-VEST for Peace which requires scraps of 100% worsted wool. Now when you design felted bags for a living, one thing you have a lot of is scraps of 100% worsted wool! And I've never knit a garment from side to side, so I figured I'd give it a try. In one night I finished the entire left front!
So, I'm attempting to break my own rule and knit this sweater (vest) and maybe it will keep a kid a little warmer this winter too. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can. . . .