Life has been hectic for me lately to say the least. I typically thrive under chaos but I’m finding myself longing for more and more leisurely days with a lot less dust in my house. Lately I’ve been swamped at my day job, overloaded with grading homework and preparing lectures for my class and just for fun we decided to start a kitchen renovation…while my husband was out of the country for work.
The latest update on the kitchen, as of last night I have floors again! It’s the little things that make me happy at this point. Mind you, in total the major work of this renovation will have only taken about 2 weeks but I’ve crammed a lot into such a shortened timeline. My husband is coming home just in time for cabinet installation and hopefully by Sunday I will have my appliances hooked back up again so I can COOK! Oh how I miss cooking my own food.
Since my kitchen has been in pieces I decided it was time to try to knit a seamed sweater for the first time. I signed up for a Sweater Study at my favorite yarn shop, Fibre Space. The owner Danielle is going to lead us through the construction of a sweater of our choosing in 3 classes over a 4 week period and I decided on Sawyer from Brooklyn Tweed.
I swatched my yarn, a gorgeous Cascade 220 Superwash in a brilliant blue, and started on the back piece. I’m pretty perfect on gauge and I’m loving the feel and lightness of the yarn in addition to the texture of the stitch.
I picked this color because of this sweater my husband owned years ago that I bought him. I loved the color on him and when it got a hole in the elbow we were both sad to say goodbye to this and I haven’t found a sweater with as vibrant a color since. I’m hoping my sweater will help fill that void in his wardrobe. So now, the stitching begins on his Sawyer and I’m hoping to make something really special for someone who is very special to me. But don’t worry, I’m sure there will be some smaller projects in between knitting this one. Sometimes I have to switch projects up to keep my mind fresh.
Any tips for seamed sweaters? I don’t know why these have intimated me for so long but I’m hoping it turns out really nice when I’m finished with it.