I feel like I’m back on my knitting full speed ahead since I’ve put away my other projects that had deadlines. I separated for sleeves on my Allison cardigan and then when I cleaned up my craft room yesterday I decided it was time to also cast on something fun for summer. I settled on the Trefann Sweater, from the same collection my Carlisle Cardigan is from. And I decided to knit it in super bulky cotton!
Remember when I made my Malmo sweater and talked about how there was super bulky cotton yarn for folks in warmer climates? Well, I bit the bullet and ordered two of the big cones of Loopy Mango Big Cotton in this really lovely red to give it a try. It’s a little pricey so I am hoping it wears well, I’ll definitely report back. I don’t intend to make this as a long sleeve sweater, it will have short or three quarter length sleeves. But I have to say I love knitting from a massive cone of yarn and not having to add a new skein. I also love the airiness of this piece after I tried it on, I have a feeling I’m going to love wearing this over tank tops all summer. It’s super soft but sturdy yarn so far and I’m enjoying this knit. Also I started this yesterday afternoon and I’m almost finished. I’ve got papers to grade but yesterday was a day I took for myself to clean up my craft space, do some knitting and I still ended up doing a large chunk of work – but summer vacation is around the corner so I’m sucking it up. My craft room was a mess, so I spent a solid hour putting yarn away, organizing my needles and cleaning up.
I have entirely too much yarn and I don’t need to buy a single skein at Maryland Sheep and Wool next month…so I’m going to limit myself to only buy something that truly takes my breath away. I just don’t have the space for it and I’ve got so much knitting I want to do and need to use up what I’ve got already. Last year my big purchase was that very pretty swift in the picture, it really is a beauty. This year, I don’t have anything in mind that I want (maybe a fun project bag?) so I’m just going to stay open to the possibilities.