|(Carson inspecting Miriam)|
Miriam cardi (Carrie Bostick Hoge pattern). I wrote about the inspiration for starting it quite a while ago , after visiting KnitWit yarn shop in Portland, Maine. The pattern is beautifully written, but I had to complicate it by not using a yarn that gave the gauge specified in the pattern. I wanted to use some of my own 2012 Sheep Dreams-Fresh from the Farm wool/alpaca blend, which knit up at 4.5 stitches per inch and the pattern called for 6.25 stitches per inch. Ugh! Math is not my favorite thing. Anyway, after cruising through the body, I got bogged down on the sleeve shaping and put it down for several months. Last week, I got over myself and plunged ahead. I have to say, I'm pleased with the end result. The yarn is a warm oatmeal color and I know I'm going to wear it a lot. I love the simplicity of this sweater. I added some length to the body and made the sleeves longer, which suits me better. Now I'm thinking I'd really like to have one in a dark natural color. I seem to be all about the natural colors these days.
|(I love garter stitch)|
It feels good to finally have a little knitting content on here. I've made a bunch of hats and cowls lately, but a sweater and a shawl feels like so much more of an accomplishment! I'm trying hard not to feel justified in casting on something new. It's back to the UFO pile for me.