I have been knitting… I am enjoying this project soooo much!
I am knitting items of clothing for our family in preparation for winter, which seems to be approaching rather swiftly here in South Africa. Our leaves are already yellowing and falling from our trees, I thought I was just imagining it and then Jenna mentioned that it seemed like Autumn, well I think she is right:) So anyway, back to the items of clothing, as I already mentioned on Saturday Caiden has asked for a cardigan in moss green with the brown flecks and while I am busy dyeing up the yarn for that, I thought I would make a start on Erin’s choice. She has requested a long cardigan in thick chunky yarn. She went into the wool cupboard and chose this in the photo below. I am so excited to be knitting in this wool!! It comes from my friend’s farm in the Cape, she has a flock of organic sheep that are only sheared once a year, the fleece is sheared, washed, spun up transformed into the most beautiful, warm, exceptionally soft and tremendously amazing wool! I just love the natural varigation of colours, just look how it knits up, reminds me of chocolate… I am knitting this cardigan according to Erin’s measurements, which I am holding thumbs, will work out and it is also based on the Libby pattern. However, instead of knitting it all separately, I have decided to knit the back and front sides all in one on circular needles, using them as straights with a nice long cord.
I can’t believe how fast this is knitting up, but I am knitting on size 8mm needles and so I hope to be finished early next week… by then Caiden’s yarn should be ready and I can start on his cardigan…!!
Oh knitting bliss… I seem to need something to knit in my hands each day, to create from scratch… how it fulfills my soul…
What wonderful knitting goodness are you busy knitting at the moment?
Wishing you a wonderful Valentine’s Day:) xo