Its official, I like knitting. I never thought I’d say that since knitting is so slow — you have to make all the pattern pieces first and then join them together. But now I know how to knit cables, I can see why knitting is so fun and full of possibilities. So I am being ambitious and am currently working on this:
Its free from lion brand again, and I am making it a sweater dress that hits above the knee. Ive been looking for a nice sweater dress and having no luck finding a nice one for under 100 dollars. I expect that this would take forever (probably 6 month since im knitting just a little at a time) , but I am using organic cotton and am looking forward to the softness of the dress next year.
However, hours into knitting, I saw this sweater on pinterest:
Only $60 dollars. That is less than cost of yarn. HMMM!!! Granted, it is made from a wool/poly blend, probably not soft like my organic cotton. But it is the length I wanted and I can have it now… not a year later. On the other hand, I cant wear a dress like this (not convenient for breastfeeding) for anther few months, and the sweater above looks a little flatter than the handknit ones.
So what to do? knit, or buy? The two designs are eerily similiar!