It’s that time of the year everyone. You can almost smell it in the air. The summer travels and vacations are winding down, everyone is sick of the heat, TV commercials for back to school supplies have started running and we knitters have begun to think about Rhinebeck. That’s right, before you know it will be time for the NY Sheep and Wool festival. And it’s not so much the shopping we/I am thinking about but what am I going to knit to wear.
Does that yarn look familiar? Yes, I ripped out the Urban Aran Cardigan. According to this pattern I have more than enough yarn, the charts are much easier to follow, the swearter is more interesting, well-written and super clever. And there is a knit as you go I-cord that is a constant source of entertainment. The yarn is Blue Sky Worsted in Cranberry, 14 skeins at 100yds each. I’m knitting the 36″ size.
I had been thinking about this sweater. The Clasica Coat by Deborah Newton.
When I saw the Interweave Knits Fall 2009 preview, it had me drooling. But once I got the actual issue and saw it up close, the cables didn’t appeal to me as much. Neither did the overall “generous-ness” of the fit. Vivian is my kind of cable knitting. And (if I may be so vain) I think it will be more flattering to my post-partum body.
Ya think it can be done? In 2 months….(plus something special for Kira).
“Let me help you with that Mummy…”
(No child or work-in-progress were harmed in the making of this post)