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when you knit a sweater all over again

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Life is full of repetition, isn’t it? The same old grocery shopping trips, laundry, sweeping, brushing your kids’ teeth for the 1,000 out of 1,000,000,000 times… you know what I’m talking about.

So when this sweater didn’t work out, and I knew I’d have to knit the same thing twice, I wasn’t that enthused. But look! There’s a smile!

blog_finisheddecoIt fits much better. I changed the sleeves, so now it fits a transitional-season niche in my wardrobe.

It’s such a lovely finished garment. Not too complicated, but it has good details.

And I’m still in love with the Silky Wool.

I did make substantial variations, though – including shortening the sleeves and changing the sleeve cap shaping (very easy to do because of the way Kate Davies wrote it).

Overall, super pleased. Probably won’t knit again for a number of years, but have already worn many times since completed.

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Queue Review*

*idea of a queue review stolen from… Karen of Fringe Association, I think?

I’m entering that stage of the summer. You know, the stage of the summer where even thinking about knitting seems kind of… strange. So I thought maybe a queue review (queue is an awfully hard word to stop typing, don’t you think? queueueueueeue….) would bring back a little inspiration.

You know what, though? All my working through the Wardrobe Architect series makes me look at that list and feel… bored. It’s full of items that I’m not sure I will love love love.

Maybe that’s because it has an embarrassment of riches (87 items) on it?

Maybe it’s because none of the projects have pockets?

Maybe I feel I should be working on putting out my own patterns right now? Since that is, ostensibly, why this blog exists?

It did inspire me to do 2 things, though:

1. Cast on Hitofude in this lovely silver Cascade Heritage Silk

2. Finish the Deco cardigan. Yes, I know, I’m the one who made the decision to frog and re-knit a different size. But damn, knitting it a second time is just not as fun.

deco_cardiganI’m going on vacation soon, and so help me, the Deco Cardigan will be done and in my bag (the bag of things to wear, not the one of things to knit).