However, if you look at the forecast for the next week or so, you will see that I will have plenty of time to wear it, even though it's not finished yet. I'm close, so I'll show you it next week. Probably with a scarf and hat and multiple other layers because late March in Kentucky is the perfect time for all that.
I know I should stop complaining, that many, many people are still dealing with snow and ice and super cold temperatures.
But screw it. I want to play outside on the new tree swing my husband made "for the kids."
|Fun fact: I bought the shirt Adele is wearing in this photo |
from a thrift store when I was pregnant with Sebastian, before
I knew he was a boy. I just loved it. It has a copyright date of
1977 on it. Hippie.
And now we're back to being cold. Today I pulled out an old sweater I made years ago. I can't tell you exactly how many because I am old and this was before I started taking detailed notes on what I knit. But I think it was four years ago. Or five. Maybe.
I first saw this pattern as an advertisement in a magazine for the book Knit 1. As soon as I saw it I wanted to make it. It was light and looked so pretty and simple.
I bought the book, and then proceeded to knit at least two other sweaters from it instead of the one I'd bought the book for, because that is just how I am. Fickle. Flighty. A knitting charlatan.
I'm not sure what made me decide to knit the sweater, finally, years after I bought the book, but I finally did. I used Knitpicks CotLin yarn, in Linen, I think. My gauge was off, which meant that I knit the medium size and ended up with an extra large. Which is fine. I would like it to be a little more fitted and a little lighter and with shorter sleeves that don't get in my way when I try to work.
But the sweater adds a nice, warm, extra layer that's not too hot, as wool would be.
And it's held up pretty well throughout the years, thankfully.
The pin I'm using to keep it closed was a Christmas gift from Christopher a few years ago.
(I first tried to take pictures of this sweater myself, but ended up with this:
In order to have a picture that actually showed the sweater, and to also come in out of the cold, I enlisted Sebastian to help. He was thrilled that he was actually able to touch the camera as usually I refuse to allow him too. Those kids are destructive.
Here are Sebastian's photos:
|Adele is obsessed with that backpack. She won't take it off.|
Pattern: Shawl Collar Cardigan from Jo Sharp's Knit 1.
Yarn: Knitpicks CotLin in Linen.