Just when you think it is all about crochet

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So after months of nothing but crochet I am knitting again. I had started a knitted cardigan with this lovely blue merino over a year ago. When we started the move to Hedgehog Hill I knew it was too complicated a pattern to deal with and I put it in a box and forgot about it. Until last week when I found it again and remembered how lovely it is. I decided I did not like the pattern I had started, it was too complicated, so I have started a whole new one.

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I have had this book “Greetings from Knit Cafe” by Suzan Mischer for a while. It has a nice variety of patterns, something for everyone, and lovely pictures. I remember when I bought it being very interested in this pattern.

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I loved the soft casual look to it and I knew this would be a sweater I would wear all the time. I think I will leave off the hood, don’t think I have enough wool anyway, and I may add some embroidered embellishments along the front edge. Or maybe a crocheted edging? It is rolling a lot so I will have to see what it looks like finished and blocked. I am thinking a run of lovely white daisies with yellow centres along the front might look nice…

As I write this there are big, big fluffy flakes floating through the air. This winter has been the year of the fluffy flake. I have to admit that when I am warm and cozy and have something soft on the needles I don’t mind the snow. No where to go, dinner planned, laundry done, maybe just a few more rows…

happy thoughts on my mind are – what else to add to my 4 happy things swap. The lovely Bobo Bun started this swap at the first of the year and I have been paired with Cass at Upcycling, Vintage and Other Life…  Cass and I have been getting to know each other through our blogs and emails. She is in the south of England and we have found many things in common. I am really enjoying putting my package of 4 happy things (it is hard to stay with 4….it may be a few more sneaked it…)for her and I can’t wait to see what comes my way. Who doesn’t love getting a package in the mail! Yeah to Lisa at Bobo Bun for starting this swap and here’s to new friends!

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4 responses

  1. That is a gorgeous sweater! I might actually aspire to being able to knit that. One of these days.

    1. Thanks! I have hit an snag and have set it aside until I decide what to do…I dropped a stitch and frogging back is my least favourite thing to do. I saw a method where you run a life line in already knitted fabric…I think I will try that before I frog…
      Over all the pattern is not hard to make.

  2. Your photographs are always so gorgeous with great use of light. And I love the color of that wool and the cardigan. You are one talented lady. : )

    1. Thanks Robena. The wool makes me thing of blue jeans and I hope it will be come a favoiurite sweater. I have taken a break from knitting today to sew, I am lucky to have a wee fireplace in my sewing room. Cozy cozy cozy.

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