Promises

Happy first day of spring, everyone! The earth is definitely keeping her springtimey promises today. It’s noticeably warmer and gloriously sunny. My crocuses are blooming

crocus

 

and the hyacinths are promising to as well

hyacinth

 

even though they seem to be a particular favorite snack of the squirrels. Even the tulips are beginning peep their little heads out of the ground. In the name of spring (and St. Patrick’s Day, when I started this project) I have cast on my own little slice of green.

mohair

 

Like the calendar, this cardigan pattern has come with promises. I’m using Amy Herzog’s CustomFit pattern generator for the first time, and I have to admit the numbers make me nervous. I generally go for the same amount of ease over my whole body, and it’s never too far off from my actual measurements. This pattern has several inches of negative ease in the hips, and several inches of positive ease in the waist. This is a radical change for me. Having met Amy, taken her workshop, and bought her book, I’m prepared to trust her. But this pattern better live up to its promises.

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12 responses to this post.

  1. I love the yarn!

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  2. Oooh, lovely green. I bet it’s going to look gorgeous.

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  3. Looooooooooove love the color and the ideal of knitting myself a sweater … perhaps when I develope super speed. You can do this pattern and you know it silly.

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  4. That yarn looks divine. What is it?

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  5. Whatever the yarn you’re using, it looks fabulous!

    Oh, and I think it’s still cold in D-ware. Send us some of your heat, would you?

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