knitting and downton
there has been no better time to feel under the weather than these last couple cold and snowy days. i'm tired of feeling cruddy, but have enjoyed making the most out of being stuck indoors and unable to much of anything. and how did i luck out on getting sick while there's actually something good to watch online? thank you, downton abbey!
and what goes better with a period drama than knitting? after finishing a little valentine's present this last saturday, i decided to keep going on my hand knitting kick and see what i could make with four skeins of the perfect shade of grey lamb's pride wool. i had been searching for months for a project to dedicate such a small amount of yarn to, but couldn't find one. i considered adapting this beautiful sweater to a different gauge and smaller amount of wool, but was really itching to make something fast and easy. i was shooting for a sweater that was more like a sweatshirt and found the solution to be a patternless, completely seamless top-down raglan. i wasn't expecting to be so happy with the unplanned results! incorporating the off-white cascade eco wool helped put a dent in my always too full yarn basket and made this simple sweater just a little more interesting.
five days of straight knitting and a very comfortable sweater to show for it. and just in time for the weekend!