FO:: Goodale

I don’t know what happened here, but I excitedly finished and started wearing this little cardigan about 3 weeks ago and promptly forgot to blog about it.  That’s life, for you: sometimes it seems to move so slowly and we’re able to take in every moment, other times it’s Monday and you could swear it was just the weekend.  Wasn’t it, though?

This was a very nice pattern to knit.  I’ve often admired Cecily Glowick MacDonald’s designs, but haven’t been able to get to as many as I would have liked.  Goodale is the perfect project when you want to knit a simple yet interesting small sweater.  For the most part it’s made up of swathes of soothing stockinette, and yet there’s just enough going on with the attached icord edging and increases to keep you paying attention.  There is a fair bit of finishing at the end when you have to fold over and attach pockets, knit an icord closure, and pick up stitches around the neck, but those are the very details that make this top so special.  Well worth it.

Also worth it is this sumptuous yarn from Pigeonroof Studios.  Cashmere.  Silk. Merino.  All good things to knit with, and I swear cashmere blends knit faster than anything else!

Immediately after finishing this, I started stalking other cardigan patterns by CGM (as I lovingly refer to her).  The top contender right now is Tidal, coincidentally also knit in Cassiopeia DK!  I may try making a substitution from my personal stash, but there is also a lovely dusky purple in said yarn just sitting in a cubby at Stash, waiting for a good home…

What patterns/designers are you stalking this week?

Yarn Along:: Just in Time

It’s so good to be back playing along with Ginny for her weekly Yarn Along! I’d been slowly working my way through the same book and projects since last time I posted. I finished up The Marriage Plot over the weekend and immediately stole Sweetie’s copy of The Hunger Games. I keep hearing good things about this book, and rather than ignore its immense popularity and miss out, I’m trying to read it before the movie comes out. The timing is perfect as I’m about to head out on a little trip and could use a page turner!

This should go fast now that PB is knitting for me.

On the needles is a new spring cardigan for myself, knit out of Pigeoroof Studios Casseopeia DK in Celadon. This yarn has merino, cashmere, and silk; to borrow a phrase from A Playful Day, it’s soft as buttered kittens. Or as soft as a new lamb dusted in powdered sugar (that one’s all me). Goodale is a sweet short-sleeved cardigan, which should be perfect simple knitting and easy to wear as the weather warms up.  Miss Mojo is back!

What’s on your nightstand and project basket this week?