Friday, June 12, 2015

A Sweater in June


Here we are, almost halfway through June. Wasn't it just February? This weekend is the Shakespeare Festival, so I needed something to work on that was simple enough to knit while watching the play. The play this summer is Macbeth, and I'm hoping to see it a couple of times before the weekend is over.

This is my mum's Rocky Coast Cardigan by Hannah Fettig, and I can already tell it's going to be a fun knit. I fell hard for this pattern as soon as it came out and queued it instantly. Last fall though, I went through and did a really massive de-queueing in Ravelry, forcing myself to be honest about what I wanted to knit and what I would actually wear and use. I probably wouldn't wear this cardigan very much, but I still wanted to knit it. Fortunately, Mum liked the pattern, and I get to knit it for her! So far it's been a straightforward little knit, and once the raglan increases are done it will go even more smoothly. And since I'm starting it now, it will be ready and waiting for her when fall hits. Am I good at this planning thing or what?

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  1. I did a de-queue too! It's interesting to see how our knitting tastes have changed over time.
    I love the wavy design on the cardigan! SHakespeare festival sounds fun :) Is Macbeth your favorite?

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    1. I'm always amazed with how much I can de-queue when I put my mind to it-there's only been two or three things I've missed enough to go back and put in my queue again later, so I always feel pretty good when I get it down to a more manageable number. The Shakespeare Festival is a ton of fun-Macbeth is definitely one of my favorites :)

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  2. I've admired that pattern for a long time too! Have fun, I'm jealous you have a local Shakespeare festival!

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    1. Thanks! It's pretty fun so far :) We definitely lucked out having the state Shakespeare Festival right here in my town-it's only a 6 minute walk from my house!

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  3. lovely sweater! I haven't knit that one yet but I do love her designs :)

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    1. Thanks! I've knit a few things by her, and I'm always happy with them.

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