With the hubster away for a week “Down Under”, I’ve been left to brave the homefront with kidlets in tow. Knitting has kept the “lonelies” at bay though (I wonder what I would have done if I didn’t knit!!)
In my last post I had mentioned that I joined a KAL on Ravelry for the Printed Silk Cardigan. I fell in love with this pattern ever since I saw it in the Spring 2008 Interweave. Also, the gallery on Knitting Daily showcasing this garment on different body types had me convinced this would be a great project to work on. I had the yarn, needles and pattern but zero motivation to cast on for a cardigan in this dreadful heat. A knitalong was a nudge in the right direction to get this baby started and here’s how far I’ve gotten…
The designer, the lovely Connie of physicsknits fame, has jumped in to offer advice on the group. I love it when a designer offers help and is flexible with things that might work better for the knitter. I had a bit of a grrr moment with the left twists being too tight, but got that sorted out and I’m enjoying every bit of the twisted stitch pattern.
Look, Purrrdy Diamonds!!
The thing that I’ve learned over the past couple months about my knitting is that I’ve become more of a monogamous knitter, preferring to work on a single project towards completion. This, in my books, is a great achievement for me due to my previously never-ending-WIP tendencies! It’s always great to work on something, get it done, see if it fits and if it does, declare it to be a winner! On the other hand, if it turns out to be part of the loser pile, I can hide it at the back of my closet or recycle the yarn for another project, right? Knitting is just so versatile like that.