Wednesday, January 28, 2009

silly me

i don't know why i'm so stubborn about seaming; it's really ridiculous. because this sweater? awesome.

minimalist cardi

minimalist cardi

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!)

9 comments:

Your Mom said...

I LOVE it!

Andrea said...

It DOES look like the kind of sweater you would wear every day. Well done!

puffthemagicrabbit said...

Ok. Uncle. I'm convinced. Heading to Ravelry. (great sweater- definitely deserved to be seamed)

puffthemagicrabbit said...

There. Like I needed one more thing queued...

malaraky said...

yay! yay! pretty sweater :) good work!

Miss Limerick said...

awesome..... by the way someone in my knitting group is on her third pair of your bellas mittens already!!! i had told her about the pattern. :)

sayllama said...

Gorgeous!!

Lost In Splendor said...

Stunning!! I love it!

Javajem said...

Gorgeous sweater! I love the texture!