everything in its place…
Now if desire had its way, there would be a new project for every day of the week. There is nothing like cruising for a pattern, finding the perfect yarn in the perfect color and casting on!
My house would be filled stem to stern with piles, mounds, indeed, Mountains of Fibery Promise, and I could run around the rooms picking which ever struck my fancy to craft.
Except who can never leave the house? Even though I probably have enough needles (and some who’ve seen my studio would say enough yarn) to attempt this, I must keep it down to a dull roar; one must be on the road and mobile at least part of the time :)
But for some days, especially the days of mid-winter and its crushingly low temperatures around these parts, not a lot of traveling is going on if I can help it.
Sightseeing via the DVD highway is much better than traveling in the frosty air of Chicago and here you’ll find me enjoying a top-down knit.
This is the Eyelet Cardi I started in early fall. I’ve since completed the yoke and am several inches into the body of the sweater now and loving everything about it. The bulk of the garment lays on my lap like a blankette, cozy. Comforting.
Too big to go on the road, on the bus, where quick draw knitting is king, it is the perfect project for the couch.
The simplicity of the design makes it as cheerful for me as sock knitting! You go round and round and it is as carefree as one could wish. And in the end, you have a nice little fashionable cardi to show for it (instead of the hidden beauty of the lowly sock).
This is being knit with Rowan Wool/Cotton in a color they call “Grand”. Details knit in this fiber blend POP right off the surface of the plain; it reminds me why I liked this to begin with…
Many of you wrote to me requesting this sweater as a top-down and in more sizes and I’ve had time this winter to completely re-write the pattern. I took the opportunity to add better shaping of the raglan line, neck and body for a better fit & knit.
Here it is shown in Elsebeth Lavold’s Silky Wool, color #14.
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