The girls like to give fashion and makeup advice all the time, but they seem to have accepted that I have more of a librarian sort of style, something in-between the Portland vintage funk and Vermont fleece chic. Danskos, cardigans, and french buns are my uniform.
I have embraced it, in any case. And now I'm looking for a sweet cardigan to knit. It has been far too long since I have knit a sweater, and there is something immensely satisfying in sweater-knitting. I wear my Aidez all over the dang place, and as much as I love it, I need something else. I want to knit something big and squishy and beautiful and imagine how fabulous it's going to look.
I have some beautiful Vermont yarn (Mt. Ascutney Wool, no website. It's that good.) that was insanely cheap, but I only have 1050 yards of it, and it's a fairly stiff homegrown kind of wool. I have been browsing and dreaming of cardigans, and I think I've narrowed it down to the following:
|Grenadine, by Amy Christoffers.|
I would probably knit anything she told me to.
|Contented Cardigan, by Hannah Fettig|
|Snowbird, by Heidi Kirrmaier|
This is the one I really want, but the yardage would be a stretch.
|Bernhardt, by Alison Green Will|
|Merryall Cardigan, by....Amy Christoffers.|
So....should I go back to the wonderful little shop and beg them for more yarn? Or suck it up and knit something beautiful with what I have, knowing that usually the more I fret and plan something, the worse it turns out anyway?
Or does it even matter, when I pretty much love all cardigans equally?
Now shush, I'm organizing my books alphabetically by author and publish date.