A few nights ago, as I was going through all the new sweater patterns being released (hourly it seems), I started to feel more overwhelmed than excited. My mental queue was on overdrive, and I was adding pullovers, cardigans, vests, and even car coats (I know, car coats!) onto my list of sweaters to knit right now. As I was adding pattern upon pattern onto my list, I was also making another mental list of yarns that would be perfect for each project and before I knew it, I was exhausted!
I shut my laptop, pulled out a pair of needles, grabbed a skein of bulky yarn, and cast on a vanilla pullover. What's a vanilla pullover for me? Top-down, raglan sleeves, stockinette all the way. I'm calling this my weekend pullover ... it's knit in acrylic (and I never knit with acrylic) but what's more perfect than a soft, machine-washable acrylic that I can throw over a tee and jeans on the weekends when I want to sit by the fire with a cup of coffee and a good book?