HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I hope that the new year brings you health and happiness and all the good things that you wish for yourself and your family.
I decided that I would start the new year with a new knitting project and it's FROM MY STASH. My knitting goal for the year is to knit projects that I have on hand, so knitting from my stash should be a recurrent theme.
First up is the Ramona cardigan, designed by Elizabeth Smith. It's a basic cardigan, which means that it'll be practical for home and for work. It's knit from the top down in one piece so there will be minimal assembling and sewing.
|(c) Elizabeth Smith|
|(c) Quince & Co.|
I swatched last night and got gauge on my first try. I love it when that happens. On knitting the swatch I found the yarn to be fairly dense and rigid, but when I washed it, the yarn softened and relaxed and it felt very nice.
With this weight of yarn the sweater is progressing fairly quickly. After only a few hours of knitting, while watching the Colorado Avalanche hockey game (winning 5 to 3!) I've finished the yoke section and I'm ready to knit the body. I'm thinking that I might make the cardigan a bit longer and I bought an extra skein of yarn. It won't be long and I'll be shopping for the perfect buttons.