This playlist makes me happy and sad all at once. But happy usually wins out and I dance like a freak around the house, usually.
After finishing the Julia Sweater, I wanted to get into two more sweaters that have been on my list for a while. I've enjoyed knitting lots of socks and shawls in the last year, but I want to get back to garments.
I like to have at least two knits going at all times- one that's good for tv knitting and one more complicated. Guess which is which?
The top sweater is the Gingerbread sweater from Libby of Truly Myrtle. It's a classic style, wide-neck sweater. When I first saw it on instagram I thought how I wanted to knit mine in cashmere. Then I came back to reality and started looking for something with just a little cashmere in it. I found this Lana Grossa Alta Moda Cashmere Fine on sale at Loveknitting. It's only 10% cashmere, but may as well be the real thing to me. It's softer than my kitten.
Even though Gingerbread is a seemingly straight stockinette sweater, I found the beginning, short rows and shoulders, really interesting. But that's about as far as I am. Since I am almost finished recovering from that sprain, I thought I'd really focus on the cabled Journey, by Alina of Gift of Knitting Designs. I'm hoping to finish it before the recovery period is over.
I have two thoughts here: I so love this color and moss rib makes ribbing bearable.
And so this sweater has accompanied me through three Planet of the Apes movies and anywhere I go that doesn't involve holding a conversation with anyone. Dogs don't count.
I made a serious dent on this sitting around the campfire and while the family played Catan (There were 5 of us.) And now I'm actually looking forward to sleeves. Did I just type that?