It’s been over three months since I last blogged. So I’ve been either too busy to blog or lazy on the making front. But it’s pretty much a mixture of both – I have been making things and forgetting to take photos when finished and I’ve been working on one large item rather than the usual rolling dresses off the Sophie Kingo production line.
I find that when the long nights start closing in my desire to sew wanes and desire to knit grows. There’s something so cosy about knitting, which makes me really love autumn and winter as I get to knit hats, scarves, and now cardigans. and wrap myself up in them.
The bad thing about knitting in the winter is the bad lighting on an evening. And when you’re knitting a navy blue cardigan with a cable pattern you need to follow this can be quite a feat.
But, last Monday night I completed what I started back in September – a beautiful Acer cardigan designed by Amy Christoffers. I used King Cole 100% wool Merino Blend DK yarn which gave the perfect gauge and is so snug I need never be cold this winter.
This in undoubtedly my best completed project to date – I absolutely LOVE it! It’s the first full cardigan I’ve ever knitted (apart from a summer cardi for my niece L2) and I have the cardigan bug. So much so that I have ordered a new batch of King Cole 100% Merino Blend (though this time in Aran weight and damson colour) and downloaded a new pattern – Lady Marple. This one should be finished much quicker as the back is plain, but I’ll share when it’s done.