There is definitely something to be said for steadiness. I have been completely monogamous in my knitting… ALL Printed Silk Cardigan ALL the time. Well, not all of the time, I must say, as I have also been spending a large amount of my free time with my nose in various books. My mind has been wandering to all sorts of small “instant gratification” knits [my Ravelry queue is 7 pages long!] but I have stayed true. I remained loyal. Printed Silk Cardigan, you better be worth it!
…and Sissy, you better like it when its done! All joking aside, it is an enjoyable knit. I am at the “calm before the storm” – or the ribbing right before the twisted stitch/lace bodice. I knit the body pieces together to avoid seaming with this splitty yarn later. Yet, I am at the point where I need to separate the pieces and knit the lace on each panel.
It occurred to me this afternoon that while I am creating this garment for my sister, she is in the process of looking for a very important garment herself… she and my mother went wedding dress shopping today. It is still the preliminary round and no decisions have been made (that I know of) but many other wedding plans are falling into place. They set their date for October 18th. They already have the church and the reception hall reserved, as well as the caterer. They are planning a midday wedding. She has even chosen the dresses for the bridesmaids, and while I have not bought it yet, I am pretty excited about the design. It is a simple and elegant cocktail-length dress in a lovely shade of green. Since it will be an autumn wedding, we are going to have a great time with colors. Sarah is planning an orange bouquet with red and brown highlights for all of the flowers. Who knows… maybe this cardigan color will inspire her as well!