Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Moose Eh!

My, as usual, over- enthusiastic knitting goal for my five weeks at the trailer was three sweaters.  For me!  Hah!   With only a couple more weeks here, sweater number one has been started but number two and three remain a faint gleam in this knitters eye.

First up, is Moose Eh!  Designed by Kate Atherly, the pattern caught my eye a couple of years back when The Purple Purl offered it as a kit.  If knitting can be compared to literature, this sweater is a spoof.  A spoof on the traditional, bulky, Canadian sweaters with moose  or fish or bears on them. 

Not normally a sweater I would knit - or wear-  this one caught my eye because it is fun.  It has something about it that makes me smile to see it.  It is almost as if the moose is laughing. 

The yarn is lovely as the  Purple Purl staff said it would be.  A two ply wool from Peru.  It knits at a chunky gauge so the work is going quickly.  So far the back and a sleeve and a half are finished. 

 The more I look at it, the more I think I might wear it.  What Canadian knitter could resist a sweater named Moose Eh!


Needles said...

Awwwwww, cute! That is if awwww applies to moose things!

Crazy Knitting Fool said...

LOVE that sweater. I would totally wear it and I'm not Canadian.

Sandra said...

you HAVE to wear it. I think it's in our DNA to wear Moose sweaters. Not to mention it would look totally cute on you!

LaurieM said...

That moose has a big caboose.

Zieknits said...

Moose + Maple Leaves = Win!

I would definitely wear a sweater like this...but it'd look a lot more stylish on you.