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.