new cardigan



I finished one of my knitting projects. It is a cardigan designed by carrie bostick hoge from quince. The yarn is an undyed organic wool that I bought in Sweden a few summers ago. I have truly enjoyed delving into the wonderful world of knitting again - this is only the second piece I have finished in recent times (you may remember this) and I had forgotten how meditative it is to knit and how easy it is to do it on the go.

I love this yarn—very earthy and real—and I the design feels both rustic and elegant at the same time. And the extra long sleeves are wonderful. Technically I am not so happy with the band along the front edge. Picking up the stitches was difficult and there are some stray mistakes here and there. But I think this cardigan will be both loved and worn despite some flaws.



So far I am doing quite well with my goals from the original what to wear post. I have bought some undies and I splurged on another hand sewn tshirt from Alabama Chanin, but otherwise I am sticking to wearing, using, and improving on what I already have. I also joined the yarn CSA at Juniper Moon Farm, located just a few miles from where I live. I will get a share of their wool harvest sometime this fall - most exciting. Right now it is lambing season at the farm, the photos below are of the most recent arrivals. I invite you to skip over to their blog where they are posting new lamb photos daily. What a great way to celebrate new beginnings. Best wishes for a happy easter weekend.

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