I'm knitting away on the fronts of my improvised Yella Cardigan. I decided on stockinette instead of a lacy pattern, it just seemed to work better with this yarn.
The yarn is Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool and I love this yarn. I'm getting a nice fabric with a bit of drape, which is rather important as I'm planning on this cardigan having some blousoning (hello 80s). I remembered back to all my semesters of patternmaking and added body length to cover the blouson effect. The added length makes the front pieces look too long and skinny, so I'm hoping I calculated correctly and won't have to rip it out.
This project is going rather quickly, so I began perusing the Ravelry pattern section to see what I could see. I loved working with the Elann Peruvian Highland Sport on my last project (Ripple) so I was leaning toward another sportweight sweater. I found Simple Cardigan (rav link here) by Sue McCain and thought it would be a good project to kick around the old brain box. Doesn't it look like a sweater you could wear everyday and everywhere?
And for those that need a bit of a happy jumpstart, I saw a newstory at my sister's gym today about a triathelete nun – who's also 79. That got me peddling faster baby.
Good times everyone! Plus go donate a bit o'$$ to my sister's 100 mile MS Fundraiser Ride.