Last spring, I let my blog--and all the activities I talk about--languish when we made some life changes. Nothing all that momentous; we decided to sell our house and buy one in a more kid-friendly neighborhood, and the whole thing took a lot longer than we thought. Our house sold quickly, but finding and getting into our new house was a process. We spent about six months in a temporary apartment downtown before moving into our new house, which is an older house that needs some love. Both my husband and I like to fix things up, and it's been rewarding to see how our house is changing and becoming more comfortable for us.
For me, moving house is a very uprooting thing mentally as well as physically, and during the transition I did not feel much like knitting, drawing, or doing any of my crafts, really. I brought a few things with me for the temporary stay but lost my motivation to work on them. Now that we're somewhat settled, I've been able to get into my craft boxes to reacquaint myself with my yarn, books, art supplies, and all those things that make life more beautiful and fun.
So, I will be posting again about things that inspire me, and I'll show you what I've been making, and maybe even document some DIY stuff if I'm that organized.
I have been doing some knitting, but it's been very sloooow. It doesn't help that my project is a sweater in 4-ply yarn on US 3s. This is the cardigan Marion from the Rowan Tweed book, 16 designs by Marie Wallin.
Hubby helped me choose this project after seeing me knit grey thing after grey thing. Time for some color! I thought the main color in the original sweater was dark brown, but I was happy to find out that it's navy when I saw someone else's on Ravelry. Since navy is one of my colors, I'm using the exact colors specified. What a difference from the photo! So much more vibrant in real life.
I've finished the body, which I chose to knit in one piece to minimize number of ends, and I'm nearly done with the second sleeve. Then on to button- and neckbands and that's it. I did have to make the sizing smaller by fudging some on the math, but it seems to be working.
This is a really great book with lots of projects I could see knitting. As usual, it's Rowan! Here are just a few that I like. Some use Rowan Fine Tweed, and others use the DK and Aran weights.
I do have some other projects going, but I'll save those for later. It's been nice to make a blog post after so long, and I hope you'll stop by again and even say hi!