During the week I cast on from the ball of yarn that I posted about last time, and after a very productive (and enjoyable) afternoon’s knitting at the Salisbury Knitter’s group, I now have the top of a cardigan for me.
The pattern is the ‘Favorite Cardigan’ from Wendy Bernard’s Custom Knits book. Like most of the other designs in the book, it’s knitted from the top down so I can try it on as I go along. I’m knitting the smallest size, which is going to be a small fit for me, with around 2″ negative ease. But I’ve just reached the bottom of the armholes and divided for the sleeves, and the fit looks as though it’s going to be ok. This is my third project from the book, I’ve already made ‘Ingenue’ and the ‘Lettuce Coat’, both of which are now much-worn favorites, so I can thorougly recommend it. The yarn’s handspun organic merino and it’s really soft, this is going to be one snuggly cardigan.
I’ve also cast on for a secret Christmas project, and feeling pretty organized since it’s my second of the year (the first’s finished, but the recipient reads this blog so pics will have to wait til after Christmas). The current project’s made from handspun coloured Ryeland, made with wool from ‘Coffee’. It’s going to become a hat, which is really all I can reveal for the moment. But it looks good so far!