Friday, January 18, 2013


This blue cardigan has been brewing in my mind ever since I sorted through my yarn stash a few weeks back. Most of my stash is single skeins, but I found a sweater's worth of blue fingering weight yarn that I bought a couple years ago. Hannah Fettig's Featherweight Cardigan seemed a perfect match for this sapphire blue.

Then last week, I knew I had to cast on. My hands needed to keep busy and my mind needed time to be away. I needed to knit a meditation. And so I surged through the yoke, placed the sleeve stitches on waste yarn, and am sailing through the stockinette body. It feels freeing to be patternless at this point, just knit a row, purl a row. I've found myself up late too many nights this past week, promising I'll knit only one more row, then one more, and maybe another.

My mom asked what it is about this sweater that makes me want to knit it all the time. I don't know. I think it's somehow just what I need, right at this moment. It makes me happy, and that's enough to warrant more late nights and many more rows.  

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I hope you're finding time this week to do whatever makes you happy.


  1. When knitting a project makes you happy, that's all the reason you need, right? Gorgeous color!

  2. ^ I completely agree with Evelyn; I am too familiar with that feeling of "just one more!" It's especially hard to find a stopping point when you're knitting in the round. ;)

    PS - I wanted to let you know I finally posted a little tutorial on those "longie" soaker pants I did a while back in case you were interested in making a few for your own little one:

  3. I'm considering starting up a knitting project that is simple, stockinette or knit/purl. I've found those are great when life is overwhelming. Focusing on a pattern isn't always great for an addled brain. The simplicity keeps you occupied and productive but you still manage to rest.

    That blue is so amazing! It's going to look great on you. :)

  4. It's great to be enjoying a project! Especially a big one! This blue is beautiful!

  5. Vanilla knitting can be addictive as it's a knitter's soothing way of Zen! That is a lovely blue, full of promise and life.


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