Sunday, December 21, 2003

Something New

Whenever I'm overwhelmed with work I feel the need to start something new. In keeping with that I started a new cardigan today. I'm going for something thick and cozy. This was my swatch and the gauge was good enough that I kept going on the sleeve. The reds are not as bright as the picture and the green is really a forest green. Can't figure out why the colors aren't true as I took it in direct sunlight. I'm not sure what I want to do with the ribbing, so I used a provisional cast-on. Here's what I've got done so far.

The plan (at least for now!) is to keep going with green for the rest of the sleeve. Use the same combinations for the body, but instead of 3, 4, and 5 row peeries I'll use a couple of 13 row borders too. When I put the body and sleeves together I'll repeat the patterns in the yoke. After pouring through books the last few days I ended up using graphs from Starmore's article in Threads. I was really inspired by the graphs in Zilboorg's Fancy Feet too. I hadn't picked that one up in ages. I really think it's the planning process that I need when I'm stressed. Everything is in the realm of possibilities and you get so caught up in colors and patterns that you can forget 150 students - oh, crap, I just reminded myself - better get back to work!


  1. When I get overwhelmed, I shop; I think your way is much more productive! Lovely sweater!

  2. Nice colors -- hint: next time, don't take them in direct sunlight, but take them in northern light. You will get much truer colors.

  3. No wonder the ones I take in the kitchen turn out so well, but I couldn't find an empty spot to take a picture!