Sweaters for the girls
October 29, 2013
For the first time in a long while, I have the urge to knit more than a hat or a cowl. So when the temperatures dipped into the 30's, it seemed like a sign to buy yarn. Sweaters for the girls, that's what this pile will become. Lightweight in Belize for Jane. Simple Cardigan in Iceland for Kate.
I casted on and swatched for gauge. Size 4 needles it is. Tiny, right? And slow going. But the good slow, the one that makes me sit still and work quietly, forgetting about the laundry that needs doing and the sink full of dishes for a few moments. The kind that helps me rest my exhausted mind and lets the muscle memory of knit and purl take over, creating a larger piece of fabric with each stitch. A pick up and put down easily kind of project, perfect for carting around in my purse letting me sneak a few stiches in here and there when time allows between the cooking, the cleaning, the driving that make up my day-to-day. A treat, really.
That yarn looks GLORIOUSLY soft! Enjoy the knitting... and the chilly new season, Erin!
Posted by: Stefani | October 29, 2013 at 09:56 AM
A great treat for sure,think I might do the same.Like the yarn colours.
Posted by: sue turner | October 29, 2013 at 09:57 AM
lovely! i find that i need projects like that to keep my sanity.
Posted by: beki | October 29, 2013 at 02:01 PM
Lovely! I was just looking at that yarn for a sweater for Finley, I have never used it!
Posted by: Angela | October 30, 2013 at 09:32 AM
Love the sweaters, double-love the yarn! I've been eyeing that Lightweight (and that colorway) for years, for myself! Looking forward to hearing how the pattern works up. I keep looking and squinting and wondering if I might add a little length. Or a lot. But that cowl, oh my.
Lucky, lucky girls!
Posted by: Molly | October 30, 2013 at 01:12 PM
I'm in love with that yarn!! such lovely colors.
Posted by: kristin | October 30, 2013 at 04:04 PM
Love this! This might be the yarn needed for a beautiful sweater I've fallen in love with.
Posted by: Sandy | October 30, 2013 at 07:51 PM
I love a good slow project. Savor it! xo
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