The summer was pretty quiet on the knitting front. One hat and two shawlettes over 4 months time. It’s not terrible, but for me, it’s less than normal. However, I had a great summer of travel, hiking, reading, gardening, cooking… so, it’s nothing to “sneeze” at.
By mid-September, I started to feel the urge to knit again – the “mojo” was dormant. Seeing the beautiful fall collections helped, but it wasn’t until I devoted time to actually finishing something that the desire came flooding back in. Happy to report that knitting mojo is at a very high level right now – thanks in part to this little number:
Started back in the hot hot heat of July – and finished when the temperatures have mellowed out a bit (hopefully they will stay that way!) The pattern was one that I wanted to make for years, and I finally cast on. There are several modifications: pullover instead of a dress, slight omission in the colorwork pattern’s first yoked row (did not do the small crosses across the bustline), and a slightly different cuff and neckline. The original calls for an eyelet lace, and I opted for a simpler look – a hemmed sleeve cuff, and a regular ribbed crewneck. I am happy with my choice, and especially happy the sweater turned out so well. When I first put the yarns together – I was worried that it was a bit garish. I think the results are just what I wanted: colorful but not “loud”.
Happy to get my groove back just as the season is starting to change… what knitter doesn’t love sweater weather?
…and if you are planning to go to NY Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck in a few weeks, keep your eye out for this sweater This’ll be my first time, and I am pretty darn excited.