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.