Friday brought a storm that blew all our warm weather away. While the day has been mostly sunny, it's quite chilly with a stiff breeze - the perfect day to put a roast in the slow cooker, make a pineapple-upside-down cake for dessert and then do nothing but knit.
With the hat in a time out, and the socks as my travel/lunch knitting I got the urge to cast on and it was too much to resist. But what should I start?
Hitofude is still on my to-do list
But, a few weeks ago, my sister-in-law and I were browsing through cardigan patterns and came across Old Town
In the end, Hitofude won out. I recently got a new dress and it's in need of a matching cardigan.
It's not going to be a quick knit though. Like Eve's Ribs, it's knit in one piece, side-to-side, so the rows are long. It currently takes 2 hours to complete a full pattern repeat (eight rows). And there's increasing to come, so it's just going to take longer.
I'm only making one mod (so far). The pattern as written, has columns of purling between the lace arrows. But that means I have to pattern on both sides... and I'll admit it, I'm a lazy knitter. I want straight purl-back rows!
I'm off to Mom's tomorrow to dye some yarn. But I'll be back with the winner of the Spring Garden Collection contest then - stay tuned!