i walked into the yarn shop the other day, and my friend who works there was wearing this sweater which looked great, so i said "i'm going to knit that!"
i came home and downloaded the pattern on ravelry and i have started it! i have not knit myself a sweater in over twenty years. the last time i knit myself a sweater i said never again!!! i'm always of the opinion that too big is better than too small, so i make these huge floppy sweaters that i don't like, or when it's done i just don't like it for any number of other reasons........so since then i have stuck to hats, mittens, socks and kids' things. pretty safe. but i measured a sweater that i like the fit of and hopefully i will have better luck this time! i also think that since this is a cardigan i may have a bit more leeway with the fit. we'll see!!!!! oh, the yarn i'm using is cascade 220, a good, basic, fairly soft wool.
i also spent some time yesterday rearranging my sewing room. after these photos were taken i went out to an antique store and finally found a nice cupboard which i will be sure to show you once i get some pictures! every weekend i've been going to shops looking for a cupboard, so i'm glad to finally have found one. and, now there's a bit of SUN, so i can take photos! we've had the craziest weather lately. TONS of gorgeous snow, followed very quickly by tons of not-so-gorgeous rain......yuck! and this weekend it's been warm enough to go out in just a sweater, this after such a loooong stretch of single digit temperatures.
i hope you're all enjoying your weekend. happy sunday!