Monday, August 02, 2010

Sweaters and Me

You may remember how, in September 2009, I finished my first adult-sized sweater, the February Lady Sweater.

October Lady Sweater

One thing I haven't mentioned is that last spring, I accidentally felted it a little. It still fits, but is too short for my liking. :-(

I've been thinking for months about making myself Snowden Becker's Myrtle Cardigan. I even have the yarn and the pattern. But, in addition to all those WIPs I've shown you, I've been nagged by the fact that I actually have two sweaters hibernating.

Back in March 2007, I cast on for A Cardigan for Arwen, a hooded cabled cardigan that was very popular at the time. I finished the back and over half of the left front. The yarn is a beautiful sort of nubbly wool from Beaverslide, the Fisherman Weight, in Wood Violet.

Then, a year later, in April 2008, I cast on for Tussie Mussie, a more spring-like cardi with bobble bouquets, in Knit Picks Swish DK in asparagus.

Sooo..... despite the fact that I love, love, love the yarn I'm using for Arwen, I think my excitement for knitting a hooded cardi has passed. I've decided to frog it and save the yarn for another use. That way, I can begin Myrtle without increasing the number of sweaters on the needles. I believe I will be getting out the swift and winder this evening!


sophanne said...

startitis is a wily beast- I hope you find the love in the yarn-pattern combination!

Steven said...

Sometimes you just have to know when to let go. Good move. Myrtle is lovely -- get going!

Chris said...

Alas about the FLS! I managed to do that to a beloved sweater, which had previously been the most perfectly fitting, most beloved sweater I'd ever made. *sigh*

Bezzie said...

Aw so sad! I remember you talking about casting on for Arwen back when we were both in Texas!