November 30, 2014
I LOVE this sweater! The yarn, Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Tweed – Flagstone Heather. The pattern, Rhinebeck from A Fine Fleece. The fit, the armholes aren’t too deep and the length is perfect. I was afraid I wouldn’t have enough yarn because I had bought it for a different project. To this point I have used 8.5 balls and I have 7.5 left. I think I will be good, but just to be safe I am going to do the button bands and collar before I start the sleeves.
This is one size smaller than I would normally knit. I have lost quite a bit of weight this year and I am not at my goal yet. Some of my regular sweaters are too big, silly big, and I really need one to get through the rest of this season. It will fit, but with less ease than I am used to. Plus it will be an incentive for me to keep working toward my goal weight.
November 29, 2014
Making huge progress on knitting my cardigan. Thanksgiving Day was a great time to knit. That way my hands were busy and I didn’t want to snack. I love the texture on the body of the sweater.
It was so warm out today I took a walk downtown to the yarn store. I have some small knitted presents I’m working on and it was a nice time to sit at the table and knit in the store.
November 23, 2014
I am sitting on the couch with my teapot and my Sunday knitting listening to the cars on the wet roads outside. Ted has been a good sport listening to my podcasts with me, Knitting Pipeline and a new one NH Knits. This sweater pattern is the Rhinebeck sweater from the book A Fine Fleece and the yarn is Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Tweed. The color is Flagstone Heather. I bought it for a different project, but fell in love with this cardigan when I saw a picture of it on Ravelry. I know I should be seaming the purple cabled pullover, but instead I would rather just do some mindless knitting.
November 19, 2014
I was at the Chamber of Commerce dinner tonight and a lady came up to me and commented on my Wingspan shawl! We had a nice time talking about projects and I made my DH pull up his pant leg and show her the socks I knitted. It made my night!