Another Goal

I think I briefly discussed another goal I am hoping to achieve this year, and that’s to actually wear some of the handknit sweaters I own.

Well, it was -9F when I left the house this morning. It called for the warmest of sweaters. And I indulged that call with this:


Yep, I dove all the way back to 2011 to pull up this photo. This is one of those Alice Starmore patterns, can’t remember which one off the top of my head. The yarn I used was Blackwater Abbey. I adore this sweater and often forget why I don’t wear it regularly. Until I remember just how warm it is. It’s seriously the equivalent of a coat. I can throw this sucker on and not need a coat even on the coldest of days. Which is good, because most coats don’t fit over it anyhow.

One thing I love the most about Starmore patterns is how the ribbing is also complicated, different than the pattern, and yet still blends seamlessly with the main body of the sweater. Look at that ribbing! So cool!

Yeah so, that’s what I’ll do. I’ll wear a sweater, even an old one, and showcase it on the blog. It’ll fill in those gaps when I don’t have another picture to share. Like today.

That being said, I did finish plying a skein of the 3 braid combo spin, though I haven’t gotten it off the bobbin yet. With the new “rules” I am not in any rush since I don’t have any completed knitting to balance it all with!

I am back at work today. This morning felt extremely hectic but I feel like I am catching up ok enough at the moment. And I am happy to be back, so there’s that.