I love complicated things. People, shows, and knitting projects. It feels more like an accomplishment to me if I have to work hard for it. So finding a project to work upon at work can be a challenge. It has to be simple enough that I don’t constantly have to look at it, but complicated enough to make me want to keep knitting at it. So I love this new trend of cardigans in laceweight yarns. I looked at both the Whisper and the Featherweight Cardigans before settling on the Featherweight. Mainly because it is sized up to my size and I wasn’t in the mood for math when I was casting on. So when my birthday came around in the beginning of July I went to Never Enough Yarn to search for something special. I decided to treat myself to this.
This is a skein of Pagewood Willow Creek in Woodsy. It was love at first sight. But I’ve been bitten by the laceweight variegated bug before and always been disappointed. (That brings the strangest picture into my head. Like a daddy-long legs painted a million different colors) I’m of the camp that believes that complicated stitches like lace and cables look best in solid or semi-solid colors, so that you can really see the details. So while I loved this skein I really had no practical purpose for it. So I bought it. Of course.
And after a few days of staring at it decided that it would be perfect for Featherweight. And I figure, despite the fact that it is knit on size 6 needles, that it would take FOREVER. Which is okay, because it would be perfect booth knitting. After 3 weeks of knitting I am past the arm increases and working on the 10” of body. (6 down 4 to go)