It’s that awkward time of year where the majority of my works-in-progress are holiday gifts. Nevertheless, it’s exciting. My pile of items to be washed and blocked is growing at a good pace and I should actually have everyone’s gifts done by the necessary dates! But that does mean my stuff to blog about is limited so I figured I’d share what’s currently on the blocking boards: my Lady Sunnyside cardigan.
It’s officially Fall in Texas now. The AC hasn’t come on in days and I’ve been wearing sweatshirts around the apartment in attempts to put off turning the heater on. The cats are more cuddly so there’s a plus side for sure. Anyway, the cardigan was pure pleasure to knit. It’s actually still drying. The fan is blowing on it behind me and I’m super ready for this one to be done. The pattern is well-written and easy to follow. There’s even 2 collar design options – a cable version & a lace version – the latter is what I chose for mine. I just need to choose some buttons and weave in the ends so I’ll probably have this ready to wear in a couple of days.
I alternated skeins throughout but there are some portions where I can see when I switched to a new ball. The yarn itself was very nice to work with. It produces a lush fabric that is consistent in gauge and does not grow wildly after a bath. In the end though, I’m really pleased with it all around. The pattern, the yarn & the color form a trifecta of cardigan happiness. I’ll share some more photos when the final touches are added. :)