Apparently, I've been having some trouble posting regularly to this blog lately. First, there was some official secret knitting going on. Then, there was some not-secret knitting that I've kept a secret because I can't figure out to do with it. Then, somehow, Neill and I have been gone every single weekend for as long as I can remember and though things like trips to the beach and visiting family are extremely relaxing and fun, I feel like it takes about a week to catch up for each two days taken off. And though there has been lots of knitting goin' on, there has not been much time to document it, either with photographs or with words. I've been tempted to share some non-knitting content, but it mostly has to do with the Giants (ohmygosh this weekend was amazing) and, well, I think you got enough of that in this post from mid June.
So some completely overdue FO roundups! The following sweater, Featherweight, and its sister sweater, Whisper, really made the rounds earlier this summer and for good reason. Simple and beautiful...I had to have one.
Pattern: Featherweight Cardigan, by Hannah Fettig
Yarn: Springwater Fiber Workshop Spectrum Hand-Dyed Pony Laceweight, 1 skein in color "Moriah", at long last liberated from the stash!
Needles: US 6 circs
Start to Finish: July 8-19, 2009
Mods: My goal was to use up my entire skein of this laceweight and I did. Unfortunately, I ran out before the collar was fully done (I wanted mine to look like Sophy's). To make up for that and add a little somethin' extra, I did one repeat of Feather & Fan, knit a couple rows in garter stitch, and bound off. I didn't love the way it hung on me, so I added a little yarn loop and a button to close it.
Notes: Great pattern, but what I really love about this sweater is the yarn. As I was knitting it, I don't know if it was my anticipation of visiting the Stanislaus County Fair or what, but all I could think of was cotton candy. So light and fluffy and pink...yumm. (Note to self: Stop it with the food/yarn references. It's weird.) Anyway, knit in laceweight with US 6 needles, with its lightness, and cropped-ness, this is officially the perfect summer sweater.