Call me Crazy

I just couldn’t resist; I’ve cast on for Hannah Fettig’s Featherweight Cardigan. Despite hearing from many sources about how long it’ll take, and the fact that it may, at times, seem like the endless sweater, I just couldn’t say no. Thus began the beginning of some of my cardigan woes. Fleece Artist Saldanha
That right there almost broke me, and before things had even begun!

I don’t have a ball winder or a swift, so I rely on the trusty, but time consuming method of handwinding a hank into a ball of yarn. Unfortunately, the hank was 800m! That’s a lot of winding.

But not to be discouraged I pushed on ahead and here’s where I’m at now. Featherweight Cardigan
Almost halfway through the increases : )

Still to come, a better shot of the yarn. The variegated colours are quite exquisite. Despite the pattern being only stockinette, I find myself being captivated by the colour changes in the yarn. Here’s hoping that doesn’t fade too much as I work my way through it!


The Glass as Half Full

Good news all, I’ve finished my Fiddlehead mittens. And as luck would have it, we got a fresh blanket of snow here in the city. While everyone (including me) is ready for the end of winter, I’m really quite please that I’ll have at least one day to show them off.

That’s the luxuriously soft lining that really make these mittens extra cosy

With that project out of the way, it’s time to get something else on my needles. Don’t despair, I’ve already got a few things lined up. Pinked Socks by Judy Alexander. I’ve picked out the colours in Classic Elite Alpaca Socks, Terracotta and Ash. I’m just waiting on the ash colour, so they are on hold for the moment.

I’ve also been eyeing Featherweight Cardigan. I saw a sample of this pattern at the Purple Purl in all its glory, and was instantly taken by it. It’s so light and airy. But, being the responsible (I’m trying to be at least) knitter, I resisted the urge to buy some delicious yarn for the project and headed home. Upon perusing my stash, I do in-fact have a lace-weight yarn that would be just perfect for it. Saldanha Two

That’s Fleece Artist Saldanha. It has just been laying in wait in my yarn trunk; waiting for the perfect project. I think this might be it!