Winter has decided to show up here in NY a little bit later than usual bringing along the wind, snow and cold. Knowing that spring is just around the corner and with the sun shining today makes it all bearable. I really enjoy the seasons but I always get antsy for spring around this time of the year. Eager for the green grass, longer amounts of light (already starting), starting seeds indoors, brighter colors and the flowers of course.
Maybe I shouldn’t be in too much of a rush for the warmer weather. I have my first sweater to finish and wear. This picture was taken a week or so ago and now I have only 16 more rows to go! I’m using Lett Lopi yarn and the pattern is Rosemont by Hannah Fetting. It’s a gorgeous open front cardigan and I can’t wait to wear it. I had to adjust the sleeves some by adjusting the increase’s around the armhole and then adjusting the rate of decreases down to the wrists. I also had to work on my picking up of stitches and working short rows. It isn’t perfect but I have learned so much during this process. I’m already looking around for my next sweater pattern. This time I will try one that is knit in pieces and seamed. Just for the sake of learning the differences in sweater construction. The top down seamless construction is easier to try on for the correct fit but apparently knitting in pieces gives the sweater more structure.
Once the sweater is done I will get back to my socks. I still have the second sock to make from my Christmas Eve cast on and a New Year cast on. I also started a granny square scrap blanket but I’m not sure if I will continue with that one or start a different one.
Here’s my yarn so far for a Find Your Fade shawl. I think I will cast it on after the sweater. The colors to me feel so much like spring and I think I will dye a pink one to put in too. It’s a huge shawl so I may make it a bit smaller but what I love the most about it is the way the colors melt into each other. It really shows off pretty yarn.
I did want to share some good things going with you. Who doesn’t need more good things right? There’s an awesome pattern collection released today, Heart on My Sleeve. Sweaters from the top designers. I really love this one by Joji Locatelli. It has sweet embroidery and that heart is just the best. All proceeds minus the admin fees are going to charity.
Anne from My Giant Strawberry is doing her Handmade Joy Exchange again this year. Check it out here. I hope you sign up. I did.
I know there are many good things going on amidst all the negativity so please share those here.