Monday, September 10, 2012

Cardigan weather

I should be finishing my cousin's baby sweater (baby is due at the beginning of October).
And I should be knitting Nora a hat to go with her Baby Janes. (I promised her Daddy I would).
And I should be working on Christmas presents (I have lots to do).
And I should be deciding what I'm going to knit for Mom's birthday present (it's the 26th).
And I should be working on one of the six other WIPs I have on the go....

But I'm not.

Instead I cast on for a cardigan....

The cardigan is Eileen Cardigan from 2010 Knitty Deep Fall.

I'm using Madeline Tosh Erin Heritage Wool - and it looks nothing like my progress picture above. That pic shows the detail nicely, but the colour is more like this...
... an nice warm grey. Being aran weight, it's knitting up fairly quickly. I'm debating whether I put a zipper in, as the pattern calls for, or add a button band. Those wooden buttons I bought a few months back would be perfect.....

7 comments:

Dee said...

Oh gosh ... I'd work on that too. It's beautiful.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Although I love those buttons you bought, I'd still go for the zipper ... especially if it zips in both directions. It;s a gorgeous cardigan. Now I want one too!

Zenitude said...

Beautiful pattern. And it would look good with the wooden buttons, especially with that yarn.

Nancy Kay said...

What we should do...and what we feel like doing...yeah, they are two different things, for sure. What a beautiful pattern for a cardigan!! Love it!

Araignee said...

Love it. I have a bad case of sweateritis myself-must be the cool weather. I even ordered yarn (!) for a pullover I know I won't get to for ages.

Delusional Knitter said...

Beautiful ... mmmm Madeline Tosh ... yum!

Knatolee said...

Oh boy, I LOVE that cardigan!!