Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Can a woman have too many cardigans?

Over the weekend I cast on stitches for another wool cardigan. The pattern (a top-down cardigan) is one that I bought years ago from my favorite yarn shop in Fredericksburg, Virginia (sadly, now out of business). It's also easy and mindless, which is what I needed while the house was full of lovely guests. I knew if I tried to work on Mom's shawl I'd make a mistake, or drop stitches, or who-knows-what. And the yarn is some I bought years ago at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.

Mom asked why I was knitting something in such an awful color and I'll admit this color ("Willow") is not one I typically wear. But I do wear a lot of turquoise and a lot of orange in the fall and winter and I think this color will work well with those colors. Besides, I have no brown, beige or tan cardigans. That's an oversight that must be remedied.



Blogger Go quickly and tell said...

I agree with your color scheme: that willow will offset bright colors very nicely ;-)

6:27 AM  
Blogger Wool Winder said...

I like natural colored wool. It goes with everything.

7:58 AM  
Blogger Cecilia said...

that would actually be one of my favorite colors

what pattern are you using?

9:51 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I'm using pattern #9725, the "Neck Down Cardigan for Women" from Knitting Pure and Simple.

10:33 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

I love the color too! I am just a beginner knitter and have done a few projects for my little granddaughter. I am hoping I get up enough nerve to try a sweater for myself someday. Are you on Ravelry, by the way? If so I would love to friend you on there. You are such an accomplished knitter--I love to stop by here and see what you have on your needles!

12:59 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

You are kind, Kim, but I'm not by any means an "accomplished knitter!" I am on Ravelry as LauraLLD. Please do "friend" me. Perhaps it will encourage me to update projects on that forum more often!

10:32 AM  
Blogger Becks said...

That's a lovely colour! Very similar tothe cardi I recently made for a little person. And you're right it will look great with bright colours, that was my reasoning too ;-)

7:13 AM  

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