last autumn, malaraky noticed that we both had the minimalist cardigan by ruthie nussbaum in our ravelry queues, and wouldn't it be nice if we had another cross-coastal KAL? i promptly biked to my LYS, picked up five skeins of cascade 220 heathers, and cast on. i knit the sweater in the course of a few weeks, picked up that darning needle, and put it back down. after all, why would i seam when i could knit instead? i'll trade the meditative click of the needles for pretty much anything else, any day.
when malaraky came for a visit in december - sporting her finished cardi - i found a bit of motivation to get 'er done. but the holidays disrupted any productivity on this front. last weekend i finally bit the bullet, put my headphones on with my favorite podcasts queued up, and got to it.
and know what? i love this sweater. i already know it's going to become my most-worn cardigan - hand-knit or otherwise. it's really comfy, fits incredibly well, and toes the line between dressy and casual. the cascade 220 is gorgeous - a nice blue-green with gold hues - and softened up tremendously with a good soak. if you can knit, knit this. i promise you won't regret it!
(the yarn for my kilronan? i decided to order a color card. i'm determined to get this one right, too!)