The weather has turned. Easter was full of sun and gentle breezes all week. Now, it’s all blustery and chilly out. Challenge accepted! I actually love infrequent, transitional weather. It perpetuates my belief that I need at least one of *every* knitted wardrobe staple, and accessories. For now, I’m still on the basics, but I’m in love; my first cowl neck sweater!
This is Hannah Fetting’s Lightweight Pullover. Isn’t this in every knitter’s queue? The yarn is Mimi in their discontinued mink Lotus lace weight. I bought the tobacco colorway about five years ago with the hopes of making the delicate Juliet cardigan. About a year later I impulsively bought the Kiwi and Teal colorways for fingerless gloves (which still might happen depending on what’s leftover). I have mixed feelings about not being any closer to a lovely lace Juliet cardigan, but I am thrilled to be making a desperately needed spring staple.
I’ve also cast on for socks. Another original design and my first time doing top down socks since I first learned to knit! I’m very pleased with how the first sock has turned out and I’m itching to cast on another pair as soon as these are done. “Socks are also a wardrobe staple” is the mantra for all those W.I.Ps.
Both of these projects are entirely stash busting. It feels a little amazing to have enough yarn hidden away for a sweater and socks…working at a yarn store has long reaching consequences. I’m pretty positive this sock yarn and Mimi tobacco need to be together forever. Mayhaps fingerless gloves? Or a headband?
I bought this sock yarn before I even worked at the yarn shop. Pagewood Farms Chugiak (Teal). I believe it was one of my first purchases after I became a regular at the shop. I even remember where it’s home was in the shop, discreetly tucked away by an anonymous college student. I love the high twist to the ply of the yarn and the super saturated, hand painted colors.
I’m pausing on my sweater for the week with the hopes of getting these socks cast off, I’m not sure if I’ll finish in time to wear my snazzy pullover in 50 degree weather, but at least my feet will be warm!
I can’t wait to share another design with you soon!
Knit on ❤