Spring time

The weater at the start of the week became suddenly sunny (at least for a couple of days!).  I find the long dark winter very difficult, especially in the last month so I was really happy to see it come to an end!  The sunshine gave me a real spurt of energy and I found myself finishing up several jobs that had been lingering in their final stages for weeks.

I had two cardigans that I knit for myself over the past several months in between other projects.  I had the bones of the patterns written up but I just couldn’t bring myself to sit down and do the hard slog of finishing up the maths and writing…and charting….and drawing…..but they’re done!!!

The first one is a cosy wool cardigan that has an interesting construction method, I wanted to see if I could make a cardigan where the front and yoke was knit in one piece…..it took a bit of knitting and reknitting but I haven’t taken off the end product!  It’s very wearable, flattering and fun to knit.

The second one is on the last stages of the sleeve and is a summer lacy cardigan.  My second son is making his communion this summer and I really am not overly fond of buying clothes.  So for the last few months I’ve been mulling over this cardigan and am now almost finished it.  I love working lace but like it to be an accent rather than the total piece.  To make this cardigan work for me it is a lace bodice in a large gauge with a ribbed fitted lower section, a scooped neckline and a wide ribbed buttonband.

Now that the patterns are written at long last I can give them to my test knitters and finally the tech editor and they should both be ready for release by mid-May all going well.

3 thoughts on “Spring time

  1. Carol, I was at a knitting group in Middleton this evening and saw an article about you in one of the knitting magazines. There was another LLL mum there too and we were both saying omg that is Carol. I got your blog addy from it and here I am. I’m blown away…wow!!!!!
    Janet (from Youghal)

  2. Carol, I read article Carol’s Haven inYarn Forward found it very interesting especially since my mother was from Castletownbere and my aunt lives in Skibbereen. I like very much what I have seen on your website.

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